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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.


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