Posted by Dinah on July 28, 2006, at 8:14:04
In reply to Re: finally... » laima, posted by laima on July 27, 2006, at 23:02:33
> What about just trusting people to excercise "common sense" and "common courtesy"- allowing them chances to excuse and to try to correct their own errors as they might come up in civilized discussion, (as defined by dictionary) unless they prove themselves utterly incapable and repeteadly and intentionally, obviously so mean-spirited and offensive, that they actually require the constant monitoring and public admonishing?? Or, taking a moment to consider, "did that person say something "off" because they are sliding and need help, not more punishment or embarressment?" What's the goal? Humilate the real sufferer, or reward the person mildly or righteously offended by what might even be a rather trivial rule infraction?
I personally would prefer Dr. Bob to stick to behavior and not try to figure out who is a "real sufferer".