Posted by SLS on October 18, 2010, at 13:55:37
In reply to Re: Reduced rate of posting » SLS, posted by ron1953 on October 18, 2010, at 11:14:29
I almost forgot about you. I have been spending so much time dissecting word usage as per the paradigm adopted by the management of Psycho-Babble, that the words became the focus rather than the person using them. Perhaps this is how it should be. Understanding the structure of the proscriptions that limit communication also speaks to the goal of objectivity in their application. Whatever are my opinions of you personally (I don't really know you, so my conclusions are quite preliminary), it was more important to me that civility as it is practiced on this website be examined. I know that you are incredulous of much of the operation of this website. I am incredulous that your choice of words be defended by so many others. Perhaps they were attempting to defend you personally at the expense of examining objectively the words that were used. I think that this is a common mistake. If you and I have agendas related to the operation and community participation of this website, there is obviously a lack of accord between them.
The measure of achievement lies not in how high the mountain,
but in how hard the climb.
The measure of success lies only in how high one feels he must
climb to get there.