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No More Flame Wars

How many times have we all seen ridiculous flame wars going on in discussion lists? Madhu Menon has written some excellent points about dealing with different opinions in his weblog today. Disagree with an opinion rather than attacking the person, for example. Avoid sarcasm, use humor, show respect for the other person’s opinion, for starters. "Madman" Madhu explains it all very well.

While this is all common sense with getting along with others in daily life, I’ve repeatedly seen major attacks online that I suspect wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t so easy to hit the SEND button, forgetting that it’s more than just a blast to a computer screen.

04:40 pm, pst21 January, 2002 Comments, Trackbacks ·

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