Comment 59741

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted February 14, 2011 at 11:45:36

A few quick points...

-To me, a commenter's identity is secondary to what they're saying. What matters most to me is the content of what's being said. If something is insightful, brilliant, adds to the discussion, I don't care whether the commenter's identity is 'Santa Claus', Louis Cypher...or Mack the Knife. This fixation on 'identity' is a red herring. Because...

-I believe that very little of this discussion would be taking place if there wasn't a problem with 'trolls' and 'Net courage' and a general dearth of civility.


To the many anonymous commenters of Hamilton who misinterpret nausea and bile to be the flickers of fire that once burned in their bellies...

I think you ascribe way too much to those whose real intent is nothing more than to lob the textual equivalents of 'flaming bags of $hit'. So once again, the focus has been jarred off-target. To lump all anonymous commenters into the same pile...and flush, to continue the theme...dismisses a good amount of potentially great contributions on the part of anonymous commenters. And frankly, there's a lot of this 'old school' attitude around in MSM. I know, because I had a lengthy email correspondence with one of the major players in Hamilton this past weekend. To sum things up, the world has changed, things are never going to be the same, and to apply 'old school' notions to a 'new school' landscape is rather misguided...naïve...and silly.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-02-14 11:46:38

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