RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Thank you, Dave. I wrote to the general TOL Staff email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) over the weekend to let you guys know about the proliferation of ad hominem attacks. I usually enjoy coming to the blog and reading, and contributing to a lively, thoughtful exchange of ideas, but the spate of personal attacks made me begin to think about leaving and not coming back. I would not have liked to do that.
I, for one, try to make thoughtful comments that add to the discussion, even if they are occassionally slightly tangentially off-topic. Sometimes my comments are a bit tongue-in-cheek (like the "Voldemort" comment in the International Students thread), but I try to keep them respectful and well-thought out. When I am responding to another poster's comment directly, I usually quote and give credit for the comment I am responding to. I hope that TOL has a long and thought-provoking life on OPB.
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