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Re: Q: Marc Brockschmidt: "tight-knitted groups of friends"

On Thursday 13 March 2008, Clint Adams wrote:
> How will not defaming contribute to a solution?

I thought that one obvious: 

defaming makes people feel attacked, and thus encourages flaming and 
reacting on an emotional basis instead (or in addition to) a rational one.

-> it's not so much that 'not defaming' actively helps, as that it avoids
   creating additional barriers
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)

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