[nycbug-talk] review of "state of demon address"

Dru dlavigne6
Wed Oct 20 17:06:25 EDT 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, G. Rosamond wrote:

> But my case for it is putting it up since it's a polemical attack against a 
> conscious or subconscious attack.  I also think we should make an attempt to 
> include more debate on the site. . .not just the list.  maybe a library 
> section on 'opinions' so it's understood that this is one individual's 
> opinion in NYCBUG.
> I mostly agree with Dru's points a while back on this, but I also see nothing 
> wrong with the "eye-for-an-eye" approach to this stuff when the demand is 
> there . . .particularly when my piece, in hindsight, actually sums up the 
> responses on OBSD-misc and OSViews itself.  A full piece could become a 
> referenced piece when people google the article.


I see 2 separate entities here both of which could prove very useful. The 
first deals with strategic article placement as discussed earlier. I think
we all agree that George's piece doesn't belong there. The second is George's
"debate" idea which I think is a very useful resource and George's opinion
piece could be a good starting point.

The question is, what's the best way of achieving this without creating 
something that deteriorates into Slashdot drivel? Debates should be 
passionate and give equal airtime to both points of view. Perhaps an 
impartial moderator is the key (always present in debates). Would be 
interesting to see George and Paul Webb go head to head, assuming we could 
track down the mystery Paul--Osviews didn't give a description or email...
Anonymity isn't all that useful in debates.


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