thread: 2005-12-02 : The End of As-We-Know-It

On 2005-12-02, Roger wrote:

Look at me!  I'm staging a coup d'??tat over here!  Because we haven't quite reached our quota on military metaphors for the year.

Vincent, all I mean is that, in my observations, there have been numerous times when you've tried to gently guide the course of a conversation in a comment thread towards a particular direction.  And sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

The guests are jumping on his furniture, and Vincent is politely asking them to please stop.  Some do, some don't.  I've generally tried to heed his words, and if that makes me a slavering fanboy, then I guess I'll live with it.

I would suggest this is a contrast to Ron's style of hosting.  I'm not trying to condemn either style, though that's really besides the point—the whole great thing about sovereignty is that you don't need to give a rat's ass about anyone else.


This makes RC go "D'oh"
That was supposed to be an e with an acute accent.

This makes VB go "for what it's worth..."
Whenever I've felt like a thread needed to shape up or get cut off, it has. For what else it's worth, Ron thinks I'm a big lousy softy too.

This makes RC go "Hurray"
Truth be told, it warms my heart to see VB taking strong ownership here.

This makes WMW go "Yeah, VB runs a nice little cafe"
compared to Ron's demanding laboratory, but he definitely IS the host.

This makes Chris go "Yeah..."
Apparently I'm a tyrant on mine, based on what folks have to say =)

This makes NK go "Chris, you're a softie!"
Seriously. I don't think I've *ever* posted an agreement with with you on your blog, and you've been civil and thoughtful every single time. If you ask What Would Stalin Do, your behavior is pretty much the exact opposite.

This makes Chris go "Yeah, well"
There's been about 2 or 3 folks who I had to stomp on for "I'm here to argue, not to dialogue" kind of bullshit.

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