Originally posted by -Aarya-
A true intention (no matter how good it may be) is always lost after few seconds! :)
I too agree with a fact that we can not (and should not) control what and how people want to debate. We have a choice to either join or to ignore the subject all together. Though every debate has set of rules, and they should be followed here as well.
I posted an invitation for people to use certain resources. That's not control. If I wanted to be a jerk, I could go around attacking people I don't agree with. If I wanted "control," ultimately, I would just not participate in any threads here. When I participate, I treat people with respect, engage views (at least the ones I can comprehend), and offer my own responses and perspectives with as much clarity as possible. If I disagree with someone ideologically, I don't attack them or think I must therefore disagree with everything they post. I have zero personal relationships on here with people, so I treat everyone the exact same way.
What "set of rules" does every debate have? I don't really see that many rules being followed here. Some people are allowed to post absurd things. There are no ground rules when it comes to talking about sensitive issues like rape or violence. I can't start to list the number of people who have posted downright racist and sexist things, either in the name of "debate" or to sarcastically make a point. If that's valid, then posts like my original post should be. There's nothing derogatory in my post, and there are no personal attacks.
Edited by --arti-- - 27 March 2013 at 6:04am