Re: Summary of the debian-devel BoF at Debconf9
Michael Banck <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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