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Using one's life experience as a hook on which to hang an essay is an established literary tradition. In fact, I've suggested that you do more of this since you are now living in a place that most of us know little about.

I contrast this with comments and diaries which are devoted to discussing other people (usually negatively). If you don't like someone, either because of their point of view or their behavior, then ignore them. There are several people on this site who I don't find interesting to read, so I don't.

Much bad blood is enhanced by the poor state of blogging software. When Usenet was in flower the software used to read the discussions allowed the end user much more control over what they saw. Of particular value was the ability to filter out specific topics by keyword as well as by user. This made the high noise to information ratio manageable.

It would be a benefit if similar features found their way into blogging software.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 03:54:11 PM EST
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