Re: Summary of the debian-devel BoF at Debconf9
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 03:17:55PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Allowing these logical fallacies to stand, and not refuting
> them, lead to a discussion that goes nowhere, or floats off into sub
> optimal directions if not scotched in the bud.
> Indeed, leaving logical fallacies unchallenged does nore to harm
> the discussion than pointing them out and trying to bring the thread
> back to a logical discussion; and leaving ad hominem attacks
> unchallenged poisons the discussion environment to the point that it
> detracts from the discussion itself.
I think people would prefer if those were pointed out in private mail.