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What is this, a zen koan?

Why does flabdablet not take the ad hominem fallacy seriously?
posted by flabdablet on Oct 4, 2005 - 34 comments

All generalizations are bad -- about Mefi, anyway.

if you ask me, there's *nothing* more 'old' than posts which go beyond "I disagree with posters x, y, and z for the following reasons" into the realm of "you metafilter people are always so x". a couple of recent examples here and here, though I don't mean to imply that these two posters are at the vanguard of this disheartening trend: it's *a lot of us*.

anyway. I submit that comments like these serve no purpose, advance no argument, are gross generalizations, bear a bothersome resemblance to en-masse flames, and really ought to stop. further, I submit that any discussions (as opposed to one-off snark moments) of the bad habits displayed by the community as a whole belong on MetaTalk, not MetaFilter. this concludes my 'blog nicely' moment for the day.
posted by Sapphireblue on Mar 27, 2001 - 36 comments

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