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Sourdough Is Mudcat a friendly site? (123* d) RE: Is Mudcat a friendly site? 02 Dec 01

I stopped reasding the trolling threads a ways back as the Anonymous Poster refined his technique to establish discord, So after several weeks, I decided to read this thread. It's been kind of fun. It turns out that "He Who Must be Anonymous" has been playing his one-string instrument so long, running through a scale of limited notes including "inner clique", "close minded", "elite", and "unfriendly" all sung in the key of P (for patronizing) that it has lost its power to charm. As I read through the posts, I had a couple of thoughts. HWMBA has kept this song up for so lohg now that there are a lot of new people in "the inner clique" since he started. That kinds of weakens his argument about exclusivity of The Inner Clique". It's open to whomever wants to post as a part of a diaglogue, not produce a harrangue.

The other thing that struck me was that there were several anonymous posts in this thread that were clearly heartfelt and articulate. Although I didn't agree with some things said by them, I don't need to, that's what a dialogue is.

The thread does show that readers tend not to anonymous hostile posts very seriously. That one particular tune has become somewhat boring. Luckily, the responses aren't.


For what its worth, I particularly liked many of the points Big Mick made.

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