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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:18 AM

one can't stop it from happening

There's something going on, on a message board that shares many members with this site.

That message board has oftentimes accused this message board of being divisive and acrimonious, while its members prefer to "get along" with each other.

There's nothing wrong with "getting along," and that message board serves an eminently useful function. So one wishes it well; one hopes it flourishes and prospers.

However.

However.

However.

One of the various immutable laws of physics is that forward progress is impossible without friction, and so a message board isn't likely to survive long unless its members bitch and moan and carry on and whine at each other.

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Reply one can't stop it from happening (Original post)
imwithfred Jun 11 OP
rampartb Jun 11 #1
Daves Not Here Man Jun 11 #2
Cold Warrior Jun 11 #3
Independent.mind Jun 11 #4
imwithfred Jun 12 #5

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:52 AM

1. that board has several laudable functions

I check in when di is slow and du is boring. jpr is always slow (that is what happens when your server is powered by a hamster wheel)

one must remember that another of its functions, the one for which it is named, makes it the home of those di members who can't get along with their own sock puppets.

"Posted 02/05/2017 10:09 AM - Hide Has been for a couple of weeks actually. I post there as Shkreli and sometimes as Goodwords. Used to post as Fine Kettle of Fish and Bonfire, but those were 86'ed. "

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

2. thats nice.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:02 PM

3. A clarification, please

Is only uni-directional “friction” good or is bi-directional friction good as well?

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 03:32 PM

4. Due to the number of people that have gotten the boot here

this place is almost boring in comparison.
Jury requests have certainly slowed down, or maybe I am just on a bunch of peoples blacklists.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:41 AM

5. ".....this place is almost boring....."

Yeah, you're right; we still have a surplus of that sort of member there, the ones who are always whining, "oh why can't we get along?"

Of course they mean for everybody to get along THEIR way.

Competition, brawling, jousting, fisticuffing, disagreement, in politics facilitates democracy.

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