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Muse: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

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  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Hebe,

    I tend to agree with you Hebe.

    I do think Craig has a strong point about the misuse of the word. But the context and direction that the thread has taken suggest that continuing the discussion can only do harm.

    I would love to be wrong. But there are (at least) two very strong emotional pressures at play in this thread and they are not making for a productive discussion.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hebe,

    I think Craig’s motivation in writing was the belief that the two shouldn’t be conflated, but I also am feeling fairly distressed by the turn the discussion has taken. I’ll keep watch and will close the thread if it doesn’t improve.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    A large part of the problem is Craig’s use of language, both here and in the past. It’s violent, bruising and abusive in itself.

    And I’m speaking as someone not reticent in distributing profanities far and wide.

    His motivation is fine: the execution is not. He is a sensitive person -- to himself not to others.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Jane, in reply to Hebe,

    I'll second that.

    Since May 2009 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I think Craig’s motivation in writing was the belief that the two shouldn’t be conflated, but I also am feeling fairly distressed by the turn the discussion has taken. I’ll keep watch and will close the thread if it doesn’t improve.

    Anything to do with my comments? I will leave it to the experts.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Russell:

    I'd prefer you close it now, but I'm going to leave the call entirely in your hands so nobody comes back and says I'm trying to prevent or "disappear" criticism. I'm also thinking very seriously about deleting the entire post, but that's going to have to wait a while.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Closed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

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