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    Disagreements

    Anubisa pointed out in the rant thread that there has been a lot of disagreement lately. Yes, it's true that have been so many disagreements in the forum and everybody have different viewpoints. There are two types of disagreements: civil disagreement and uncivil disagreements. Civil disagreement is people who don't agree without name-calling and attacking each other verbally. Uncivil disagree is people who disagree with name-calling and attack each other verbally. So it normal to have a disagreement and it happens to every internet forum and social media. So what does everybody else think about disagreements. What's your views on this topic?

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    Re: Disagreements

    I think that it is normal to have disagreement in a forum. That is why it is called a forum. In ancient times forums were where places of political and social debates. So there is bound to be disagreement. What I don't like is the tone. Because even if you are being civil you can tell through the post the tone of what people are saying through their post. I don't think it's bad to have disagreements, it's just the way we participate in them.
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    Re: Disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I think that it is normal to have a disagreement in a forum. That is why it is called a forum. In ancient times forums were where places of political and social debates. So there is bound to be disagreement. What I don't like is the tone. Because even if you are being civil you can tell through the post the tone of what people are saying through their post. I don't think it's bad to have disagreements, it's just the way we participate in them.
    Yeah, disagreements do happen in forums and not just the internet, it happens in real life too.

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    Re: Disagreements

    My personal take on things is that discussion can take place without things escalating into name-calling or flaming. There's a certain level of maturity involved in two adults being able to disagree (or agree to disagree) about a topic in a diplomatic and intelligent way.

    When people start swearing or taking low blows, I tend to bow out of the conversation. I can't handle immaturity or people who aren't able to control themselves or speak intelligently.

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    Re: Disagreements

    Discord comes part and parcel with being human. The forum has regulations to control how much discord we deal with but humans in quantities greater than one breed disagreements. If the civility falls too far then you'll see colored text show up at some point (staff aren't eternally omnipresent so reaction times are variable).

    As a cautionary note, text does not easily or accurately convey tone without serious effort. It is relatively easy to read tones that aren't there and/or miss tones that are. This has lead at various times over the years to the strange discussions in staff when I turn on the orbital ban lasers (ban hammers imply physical labor, I'm lazy) and Juni says, "There isn't an actual problem there. Turn of the orbital doom grid."
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    Re: Disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by Torey View Post
    My personal take on things is that discussion can take place without things escalating into name-calling or flaming. There's a certain level of maturity involved in two adults being able to disagree (or agree to disagree) about a topic in a diplomatic and intelligent way.

    When people start swearing or taking low blows, I tend to bow out of the conversation. I can't handle immaturity or people who aren't able to control themselves or speak intelligently.
    I agree maturity plays a huge factor of opinions.

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    Re: Disagreements

    I literally come here to be challenged and have disagreements and learn from them and others. It's fun. I pick fights regularly to challenge myself.
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    Re: Disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Discord comes part and parcel with being human. The forum has regulations to control how much discord we deal with but humans in quantities greater than one breed disagreements. If the civility falls too far then you'll see colored text show up at some point (staff aren't eternally omnipresent so reaction times are variable).

    As a cautionary note, text does not easily or accurately convey tone without serious effort. It is relatively easy to read tones that aren't there and/or miss tones that are. This has lead at various times over the years to the strange discussions in staff when I turn on the orbital ban lasers (ban hammers imply physical labor, I'm lazy) and Juni says, "There isn't an actual problem there. Turn of the orbital doom grid."
    Yes. You do a pretty good job settling an argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    I literally come here to be challenged and have disagreements and learn from them and others. It's fun. I pick fights regularly to challenge myself.
    To me, I tend not to fight overr mundane topics.

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    Re: Disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    To me, I tend not to fight overr mundane topics.
    If you're not debating the mundane, what is there to argue about?
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    Re: Disagreements

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post
    If you're not debating the mundane, what is there to argue about?
    I just don't like to argue. It always cause drama and people not speaking with each other. I just don't see the point of arguing such nonsense. But that's just me.

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