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Hi to all,

Everyone who is presently debating here has taken digs on another. In fact the whole exchange started at first dig. So whether it is right debating technique or not all of us do or have done that in the past esp on DM. You can exclude yourself if you wish.

Quoting Maya_M (hope, you don't mind) from another thread, I would like to know:

1. Is taking digs at each other a debating technique?
2. Is it appropriate to interact with each other this way?
3. Why do or should we respond back in the same coin?
4. A self-protection mechanism? gives peace of mind? or immature behavior?
5. Is it possible to take the high-road?

Given the option, would you walk away even if you were hurt by somebody's insensitive behavior or clarify (given, we can't please all), and move on considering you have given your best?

And no digs in this post, please!Smile

Thanks,
Persy

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First and foremost I wanna thank you Persy for such a nice post.

Originally posted by reeps

Hi to all,


[quote>Everyone who is presently debating here has taken digs on another. In fact the whole exchange started at first dig. So whether it is right debating technique or not all of us do or have done that in the past esp on DM. You can exclude yourself if you wish.[/quote>


Quoting Maya_M (hope, you don't mind) from another thread, I would like to know:


1. Is taking digs at each other a debating technique? I don't know.
2. Is it appropriate to interact with each other this way? No. Though we often do it when we get carried away.
3. Why do or should we respond back in the same coin?
Sometimes we do pay back others in the same coin when they do not respect our POVs and want to thrust their views on us without any rationale. We should avoid doing it.
4. A self-protection mechanism? gives peace of mind? or immature behavior? But the above reaction also means playing into the hands of your fellow debators. We should not allow anyone to control our emotions only then we can have a peace of mind.
5. Is it possible to take the high-road?
Though difficult however tis possible.

Given the option, would you walk away even if you were hurt by somebody's insensitive behavior or clarify (given, we can't please all), and move on considering you have given your best?

Now a days I do not argue however I do try to propound my viewpoints more forcefully to support my case.
I don't remember whose signature quote this is. I read it here in this section only.
"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." I guess it aptly applies here.

And no digs in this post, please!Smile


Thanks,Persy

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Posted: 16 July 2007 at 2:17am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Maya_M

Originally posted by Modesty


I don't remember whose signature quote this is. I read it here in this section only.
"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." I guess it aptly applies here. 

That is Ashu's (Tally Ho) signature. Smile

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; <Not Always...........an argument an exchange of ignorance.............Smile

But a Enemy will accept all your faults.........A Good friend will Argue......Big smile



Edited by Believe - 16 July 2007 at 2:25am

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Posted: 16 July 2007 at 4:41am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Believe


Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; <Not Always...........an argument an exchange of ignorance.............Smile

But a Enemy will accept all your faults.........A Good friend will Argue......Big smile

well...i do not agree to this last sentence...!!! i mean..Friends..n that too Good Friends....They do not ARGUE...they do agree and accept ur faults..!!....isnt that what friendship is all about??Embarrassedinfact Enemies got nothing to do with you xcept finding faults with You..and...declining ur every point.........................i dont know i should elaborate it more or not..but...this is ...i know..!Embarrassed

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Posted: 16 July 2007 at 5:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Evilgenius_S.S

Originally posted by Believe


Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; <Not Always...........an argument an exchange of ignorance.............Smile

But a Enemy will accept all your faults.........A Good friend will Argue......Big smile

well...i do not agree to this last sentence...!!! i mean..Friends..n that too Good Friends....They do not ARGUE...they do agree and accept ur faults..!!. I think we/i call them not friends ..FAN's,a good friend could write a biography on your life story,a good friend opens the fridge and makes herself at home.Embarrassed ...isnt that what friendship is all about??Embarrassedinfact Enemies got nothing to do with you xcept finding faults with You..thats why i tell enemies accept and enjoy ur faults...and...declining ur every point......me2...Big smile................i dont know i should elaborate it more or not..but...this is ...i know..!Embarrassed

no probs elaborate itSmile

 



Edited by Believe - 16 July 2007 at 6:13am

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Posted: 16 July 2007 at 6:57am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Maya_M

Originally posted by Modesty

I don't remember whose signature quote this is. I read it here in this section only. "Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." I guess it aptly applies here.


That is Ashu's (Tally Ho) signature. Smile



Gosh, Thanks for telling me. I think one's signature is a reflection of oneself. Ashu must be a very amiable and nice person.

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Posted: 16 July 2007 at 7:00am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Evilgenius_S.S

Originally posted by Believe


Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; <Not Always...........an argument an exchange of ignorance.............Smile


But a Enemy will accept all your faults.........A Good friend will Argue......Big smile



well...i do not agree to this last sentence...!!! i mean..Friends..n that too Good Friends....They do not ARGUE...they do agree and accept ur faults..!!....isnt that what friendship is all about??Embarrassedinfact Enemies got nothing to do with you xcept finding faults with You..and...declining ur every point.........................i dont know i should elaborate it more or not..but...this is ...i know..!Embarrassed



I completely agree with you.
More so with your Signature.

Edited by Modesty - 16 July 2007 at 7:01am

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