Nope, I did not say people should not start threads. It seems you are quick to jump to conclusions. It would really help you to read more carefully so you can gain practice at assessing the intent and motivation behind what people post based on what they actually say, and not on what you imagine. It's a good skill to have.
exact phrase I used was "reinventing the wheel
." People start new
threads all the time, but I posted an invitation to inform the
discussions in new or old threads with resources that can contribute to
the discussion and move it further. That way the same discussion doesn't have to happen again and again, and the same points don't need to be made/re-established, but new ground can be covered in each debate, and things can actually move forward. Particularly on topics that get extensive debate here, such as those relating to gender.
Another term I used was "ground zero
." Again, I clearly stated that we don't always have to start at the same point, whether in an old thread or new. So again, I did not say that people shouldn't start threads, nor did I suggest that they shouldn't debate certain topics. I have started new threads myself, including on a topic that was previously covered.
Here was one interpretation that was posted:
Originally posted by King-Anu
Originally posted by --arti--
What I was trying to say was that there is no need to reinvent the wheel on some of these subjects, and that there are resources already available that help further the debate, rather than always start at ground zero.
So basically you are saying if anyone starts a debate on such topics then it should not be from scratch but as an addition to something that has been discussed already or should be related to views that are already there or should be supplemented with resources already available?
It seems this person understood what I was trying to say.
So it was your (faulty) interpretation that I was asking people not to start new threads. It doesn't matter how hard you search my posts. You won't find anything in there to prove my intent was to keep people from starting threads.
Edited by --arti-- - 27 March 2013 at 9:28am