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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-05 09:30 AM
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"Lazy" or "emotion-based" posts
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I posed: "Please allow a vent. There is a new post in the "general" forum that I'd classify as a "shoot from the hip" / emotion based rant of <25 words that called for members to protest to a government agency (no weblink or details provided). We need to do a better job of providing some facts, background and a detailed suggested course of action. The quality of posts run from this level to scholarly essays. Hope we can encourage a movement from the former towards the latter."

Skinner replied: "If you can come up with a way to encourage this movement, I am all ears."

I do not want to lessen the value of emotional posts, because that would dishonor the state the member is in at the time. But I would encourage those so inclined to perhaps save their thoughts to Word, step away for a few moments, then add some additional information or thoughts and post.

What can we do to preserve the "stream of consciousness" while adding some focus?
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  -"Lazy" or "emotion-based" posts paineinthearse  Feb-08-05 09:30 AM   #0 
  - I'm all for reasoned discourse  AverageJoe   Feb-08-05 09:35 AM   #1 
  - Everybody should be allowed to express him or heself  northamericancitizen   Feb-08-05 09:51 AM   #3 
  - I don't know that there's a formal way to enforce it...  ClassWarrior   Feb-08-05 09:37 AM   #2 
  - Oh please friend, why should we hold DINOs and corporate tools  MadHound   Feb-08-05 09:57 AM   #6 
     - Well said, thank you  nolabels   Feb-08-05 10:01 AM   #7 
     - Wrong. It was in part by following Reagan's 11th Commandment...  ClassWarrior   Feb-08-05 10:10 AM   #8 
     - And gee, maybe if some of the more moderate 'Pugs dared to  MadHound   Feb-08-05 10:23 AM   #13 
     - "This 11th commandment we are speaking of" is MY invention...  ClassWarrior   Feb-08-05 10:29 AM   #17 
     - Those close to you often hurt you the most, emotionally at least  nolabels   Feb-08-05 10:41 AM   #19 
     - Republicans rarely speak ill of their own (with exceptions*).  higher class   Feb-08-05 11:06 AM   #22 
  - HEY!! The OP has a legitimate concern. Are only TWO of us...  ClassWarrior   Feb-08-05 09:52 AM   #4 
  - 2 sounds good to me!  Auntie Bush   Feb-08-05 10:15 AM   #10 
  - your point has merit,  Batgirl   Feb-08-05 09:57 AM   #5 
  - ?  Auntie Bush   Feb-08-05 10:14 AM   #9 
  - Soo r ya sayiyng onely thee schlarly nede aply?  Auntie Bush   Feb-08-05 10:19 AM   #11 
  - If The People Had Any Capacity for Rational Discourse  AndyTiedye   Feb-08-05 10:20 AM   #12 
  - I think generally the folks here ask for info & links  peace4all   Feb-08-05 10:25 AM   #14 
  - Wouldn't it be easier for you to just skip those posts?  cags   Feb-08-05 10:27 AM   #15 
  - LOL  nolabels   Feb-08-05 10:48 AM   #21 
  - There may be a lot of emotion-based posts --  SmokingJacket   Feb-08-05 10:29 AM   #16 
  - Perhaps Cleaving The GD Forum?  MostlyLurks   Feb-08-05 10:30 AM   #18 
  - We live in a world full of .... Lazy and Emotional .... people.  TWiley   Feb-08-05 10:41 AM   #20 
  - I'm newish here, but I don't see the problem.  kiraboo   Feb-08-05 11:10 AM   #23 
  - I'll provide another example  paineinthearse   Feb-08-05 12:59 PM   #27 
  - Allow EVERYONE to rate all posts  bpilgrim   Feb-08-05 11:11 AM   #24 
     - This idea was already discussed at DU  Lone_Star_Dem   Feb-08-05 11:27 AM   #25 
        - Thanks for the update  nolabels   Feb-08-05 11:39 AM   #26 

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