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Re: apply to NM? ha!

* Helen Faulkner (helen_ml_faulkner@yahoo.co.uk) [050129 21:50]:
> What would you prefer:
> 1) - a community where people are pleasant to each other, where 
> disagreements are discussed politely, and where people who are unable to 
> be civil are not glorified for their behaviour.
> or
> 2) - a community where people are often unpleasant to each other because 
> such behaviour is not only tolerated but actively rewarded, where 
> disagreements often reduce to shouting matches that alienate some whose 
> opinions might be valuable, and where people who don't like this and 
> express that are criticised for suggesting that we lose something 
> because of this and that maybe things could be different and better.

I obviously prefer the 1st, but I think we all need to realize that there
is almost no community only working that way. This is not an excuse for
not trying to get nearer to it, but well - realistically, we'll never
fully reach it.

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