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Just a note - compared to the various web forums I have frequented over the times, of those that have as large a breadth of subjects, ET is the quietest and most civil. Flame wars are inherent to the concept ; Usenet used to be a pretty violent place.

It seems there is no trolling (another frequent aspect of web forums), and most posters are sincere, and don't particularly incite angry exchange.

Maintaining this state does require some policing... Do you know what has become of kuro5hin, the first scoop site, long overran by trolling ?

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 01:10:36 PM EST
I add that ET has this effect on posters, too. Start with me: I have some history of flame wars on other forums.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 01:36:36 PM EST
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Gresham's Law as applied in social cybernetics:

Boorish behavior drives out civilized behavior.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 1st, 2008 at 05:10:35 PM EST
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