When someone posts something you think is stupid, do you think they're endorsing it, or just putting it out there for discussion? Do you think they're
posted by liketitanic to Etiquette/Policy at 12:29 PM (66 comments total)
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I posted this FPP
yesterday. The project is deeply problematic poverty tourism, which I thought was worth discussion in a larger way, though I didn't say so at first. I also regret that I didn't frame it more thoroughly in the context of this kind of documentary embeddedness and related issues. (I went to documentary school so I care about this stuff a lot.)
Then I got to worrying that folks assume that I was, like, endorsing
it through "SLI" (single-link idiocy, which made me laugh). This could just be a reaction engendered by the fact that I am quitting smoking and am het up, but I also think it's worth considering whether that's a distinction worth making on the part of commentors--"I think this is stupid, but I am not assuming that you agree with it and are stupid." I don't know. Just a question and a thought. Do I need to disavow stupidity or contextualize what, exactly, I think it means vis-a-vis the ever-slippery "best of the web" designation?