Originally Posted by mikem
Unrelated to the quote, but relevant to the topic - I find agreements hardly productive, and usually learn the most from those that disagree with my views and argue their own fiercely as it forces me to see more deeply into the logic on both sides. If someone comes up with a dozen arguments for something Im against, I may have seen 6 reasons in support of my logic previously, but you can bet Im going to go look for a full 12. :P
I suspect Weston isnt necessarily saying we should all agree, just that we need to be more civil. With (quite literally) one or two exceptions, I would say that the majority that post here are very generous and understanding folks.
I would question how this board could act any more civil/gentlemanly. I get more crap in one day from the relatives I never see than I do from this collective board all year. Heaven help the lurkers that try speaking up over on PM or one of the more "hostile" boards Im a member of.
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