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Re: Summary of the debian-devel BoF at Debconf9

Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 03:17:55PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >         Indeed, leaving logical fallacies unchallenged does [more]
> >  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.

This preference amounts to preferring that fallacies go unchallenged in
the forum where they were uttered.

 \      “You've got to think about big things while you're doing small |
  `\              things, so that all the small things go in the right |
_o__)                                       direction.” —Alvin Toffler |
Ben Finney

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