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March 11, 2023 at 14:33 #90677RogerGuest
To maintain reasonable discussion, posts calling people names, or otherwise insulting them should surely be removed by moderators?
In the comments to “Fascist Judges”, this has not yet been done.March 11, 2023 at 21:31 #90679mods-cm-orgGuest
You seem to be referring to this comment, which started with:
Don’t be stupid Roger, how old are you ?
It was posted in response to a comment of yours which began:
Craig Murray’s account of the Belgrano sinking is nonsense.
There is little distinction between the colloquial meaning of these two remarks: talking nonsense is effectively the same as being stupid (as a transient state, not a persistent trait).
The exchange is within the parameters of acceptable discourse. (Had Craig responded to you personally, his rhetoric could well have been considerably less polite!)
Considered in the context of the kind of pointed ad hominems that were flying around in the blog comments several years ago, this exchange is mild by comparison. There has been a significant improvement in the tone of debate since then, but we don’t need to sanitise every trace of disparaging remarks or vernacular banter.
So don’t be a snowflake.March 13, 2023 at 08:11 #90696SAGuest
If we go down this route we will be following the current trend to cancel everything we disagree with and start rewriting novels and books. This is a downward slide to censorship.March 13, 2023 at 08:12 #90697SAGuest
This comment was directed at Roger not the moderator?March 17, 2023 at 11:01 #90732RogerGuest
There is a clear distinction between attacking an argument or a position (by describing it as nonsense with reasoned follow-up) and calling a person “stupid”.March 17, 2023 at 13:57 #90733glenn_nlGuest
But Roger, your correspondent didn’t call you stupid.
He was telling you not to be stupid!March 21, 2023 at 18:56 #90754Pigeon EnglishGuest
Some of those/us “lefties” are so ‘woke’ and such snowflakes ?