Well, two problems with this.3LollipopZ wrote:Maybe we should lock the thread and all behave like nice people again....
1) locking it would be paramount to censorship, though it's entirely up to the devs really
2) having this topic allow it's discussion while keeping (most of) the flames it spawns from devouring the rest of the forum, though admittedly it's a bit difficult to stay entirely on topic
I do agree with the difficult to enforce and enraging comment however.
As to arguing on the internet...well, hm, that's a bit of a broad statement. The real problems with arguing on the internet is 1) nonverbal communication and 2) there will always be someone else who hasn't heard the argument. Beyond that it has the same issues with arguing in real life, occasionally you encounter people who simply refuse to accept your logic (for several reasons, sometimes quite valid reasons) so the argument can never end unless you simply ignore all argumentative statements made by the other(s).
I'd like to paraphrase something I sent to malokin just recently: You choose to disregard the norms of social interaction because you see it as hampering societal improvement as well as a mask for real feelings and thoughts, however by doing so your personality clashes with that of people who don't or can't understand that they are norms and not absolute rules of social interaction. Since they do not understand it they think you're nothing more than an ignorant person and need to be corrected or "rehabilitated".