Michael Stuart Kelly Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 Bob,Presumptions of dishonesty when looking at a simple comment grate on my nerves, too. There are many reasons a person could conclude something: not understanding correctly, lack of knowledge, unfamiliarity with context, bad mood, not enough time for proper thought, etc.You can only learn by making mistakes. If you never make a mistake about something, you don't need to learn it. You alread know it. The reason you need to learn it is to not make mistakes.It would be great if we were all like Athena and pop into existence fully armed. But we are human and need to learn. Life does not allow us to learn principles of concept formation first, then worry about survival, social interaction, etc. We have to start dealing with survival and people from birth and do the best we can with what we have.At least this example was veiled as a question. Not great, but better than outright calling someone a dishonest person as if they corrupted their thinking on purpose.EDIT: I am not into micro-managing grown adults. If a person is abrasive, he learns the cost of it through the reactions of others. I don't need to stay on him for each word. The standard is a bit flexible and I try to take into account a person's nature and history. But there is a line where this context no longer holds validity. Then I delete posts, moderate, etc. One starting point is profanity spoken in anger at a specific poster with intent to humiliate him or show hatred of him. This is not a great standard, but it works in general terms. And, as I said, it is merely a starting point.btw - I am removing the restriction. Thank you for your civility so far.Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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