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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on September 09, 1999 at 11:29:39:

In Reply to: An attempt to be aversive posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on September 08, 1999 at 19:06:47:

(this may also be relavent to other posters in general)

: SDF: Your responses to discussions of substance have mostly dodged the subject matter being discussed in any thread

They havent SDF, this is the way you have chosen to see it. Having any kind of discussion with you is difficult (as Joel Jacobson noted once) because you cannot see disagreement as anything other than 'dodging'. Ive noted this between you and other posters too. Its nothing more than arrogance, your major post is often interesting and worth discussing but the further into the thread you go the more it becomes a spiral into condescension and presumptiousness evidenced here. You need to recognise that providing a link to some data does not mean the evidence is without criticisms and alternative data / interpretation, that running through a theoretical model of behaviour does not 'prove' one system or another wont work - then you will be able to perceive disagreement without the notion that it must be 'dodging' a 'truth' you consider whole.

The amount of posts I write is testament to the quality of posters and posting on this forum.

: SDF: How about if I do to this BBS like you've been doing (only in your threads, apologies to McSpotlight, this will be over soon). From now on I will merely mock you, and we can see by my caricature how meaningless you've been,

This will utterly fail to demonstrate what you believe it would demonstrate. It seems your perception of 'whats happening' is far removed. Ofcourse you are free to spend your time undertaking such gameplay, it will serve no purpose other than to satisfy whatever need you feel.

To return to capitalism. This forum competes for attention and posters with other forums (such as the progress one to which you post, I dont) and to do so successfully it must offer something. In this case its the fact that there is subject matter and posters to whom you want to respond. The fact that this exchange has taken place is evidence of the success of this forums features.

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