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  •  Just avoid talking about people's motivations. (3+ / 0-)
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    Onomastic, wishingwell, Timaeus

    I deal with this all the time at the nuke disaster diaries. There's been a handful of people who are obviously trolls, but calling them trolls vs a fact-based statement? Shuts 'em up, it does; or makes them look ridiculous if they don't.

    Maybe some reference to 'I suppose the Nuclear Safety Fairy will make this work' to get my snide on, but stay away from motivations. It'll serve you personally, and your point, much better. I want you to be successful in the Main Project. Don't let people get under your skin. Stifle that reflex the second it appears, and before you type. Trust me on this.

    (And yes, my new policy is I hide-rate any comment that attacks character or motivations now.)

    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 08:38:29 AM PST

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