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Re: discussion on a internet board

Posted by Dr. Bob on October 25, 2002, at 11:32:30

In reply to Re: I bow rather GRACEFULLY out.... Dinah, posted by IsoM on October 24, 2002, at 12:35:47

> Exactly why I said that a person's beliefs (or lack of beliefs) aren't discussed easily on a internet board. It soon ends up enbroiled in a mess. It'll either degenerate into a free-for-all, with poster attacking poster for what the other will consider "hogwash", or like here, so many rules & restrictions that what one sis trying to say becomes watered down.

I agree that it's not easy, but I don't think it's impossible. There may not be face-to-face feedback, but it may be possible to compensate for that by explicitly asking for feedback in words. "Was that clear?" "Did you feel put down by that?" Etc.

Watering things down has negative connotations, but sometimes people prefer them that way, for example:






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