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Just some chick.

By Screen Name on The End Of Comments

Give me a few minutes and I'll weigh in with what appears to be an attention-seeking, overly long comment not even related to this post!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:18 am 7

By Alex Balk on The End Of Comments

@brent_cox Mine too!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:07 am 5

By KarenUhOh on The End Of Comments

I'd straighten you all out on this here, but no one's reading it, anyway.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:58 am 2

By LondonLee on The End Of Comments

Better to take out your anger on some random stranger in a comment section than keep it bottled up. That's what I always say.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:54 am 1

By anildash on The End Of Comments

First!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:42 am 5

By Clarence Rosario on How Should We Deal With The Worst Of The Internet?

I think his worst fear is that he's boring. Because he is.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm 2

By KarenUhOh on How Should We Deal With The Worst Of The Internet?

Makeup.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm 2

By Aatom on Writing In Public

@either_ada This isn't a clean metaphor you're using. It's not a matter of safety in public, it's a matter of visibility. You can stay home if you wish to avoid the gaze of others, or find a private meeting space for a like-minded community. But you can't walk down a public street and get angry when people look at you.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm 3

By Freddie DeBoer on Writing In Public

But for it to mean anything, it has to work for the people you like least of all as well as for the people you like most. There is no possible way to meaningfully or usefully divide "the right kind" of disagreement or argument from the wrong kind. As long as you are the one dividing good from bad, you're prey to your own biases, most importantly the one for self-defense.

I don't doubt at all that you want to engage in the kind of honest, rough-and-tumble discourse you say you do. But in my long experience, 99% of writers claim that they want to but actually shy away from the genuine article of real, deep disagreement. So they find ways to dismiss criticism that doesn't come from a small set of admirers and friends, and claim that criticism that actually meaningfully targets their work is somehow the wrong kind of criticism.

You've made fun of me for this attitude in the past, and let's face it, I'm a very dismissible dude, which is my own fault. But since you're thinking about this here-- think it over. Not in relationship to me, I'm just some jamoke. Just think about whether individuals can ever be trusted to sort legitimate criticism from illegitimate, when the subject of that criticism is their own work.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm 1

By KarenUhOh on What Time Is The Revolution?

Leftists, God love 'em. . .but they just talk way too much.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:30 am 2