Posted by linkadge on July 12, 2007, at 10:06:39
Hi, I think my block was unjust for the following reaons:
I was given one warning about not making generalizations. *Note* I did not argue with this warning as the post may indeed have been a generalization.
The second post I made, I was blocked for.
Here is the comment I was blocked for:
> I agree. There was no harm intended. I would >say that a very high proportion of patients who >have discontinued SSRI's feel that there sexual >function has been altered in some way.
I don't think this is a generalization at all. Notice, I used the words "I would say" at the beginning of the phrase. I did this for the express purpose of making this a subjective opinion, and not a generalization.
In this post, I did not say "everbody who uses SSRI's will have permanant sexual side effects"
I also used the word "feel that". Ie, these SSRI's users "feel that" their sexual function has been altered. This is opposed to saying that SSRI users "have been" damaged.
I don't know why this was called a generalization at all.
Read the sentence for yourself. How can this not be taken as a statement of opinion?