Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I am grateful for eurotrib. I am grateful that it is up and running after all these years with the tacit agreement of its correspondents to hear out to the extent common courtesy allows for all their idiosyncrasies.

I have, of course, "tried out" a few other internet exchanges(English-language domains)and am sad to confirm, for all the lip-service paid to transparency and "marginalized voices", actual tolerance for that is dissipating apace.

Apart from generalized paranoia attributable to the GWOT  and increasingly arcane "troll" defenses, I'm left to wonder if curiosity and indeed conversation are a lost skills.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 21st, 2017 at 03:43:46 PM EST
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Conversation in person is doing ok, but humans aren't really good at remote comms. Psychologically, eye contact has a considerable compulsion towards civility. So keyboards and anonimity loosen the dampers.

Why does ET persist? Goodness knows, we've had our scraps and trolls. And we are a mere shadow of the energy of our first 5 years.

Probably lack of imagination. I suspect that's my problem

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 at 07:32:27 PM EST
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