Links for 2004-12-22

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(on “being gay”) i recently had a similar run in on flickr with a woman who took great issue with my gender orientation. I find this sort of conflict particularly infuriating because there’s absolutely *no* way to get through to the person with the opposing view, no matter how much support you get and how resoned and reasonable your argument.
In fact, the problem is that the more one reasons back, the more entrenched the position of a troll becomes. It’s been a common factor in online social environments ever since I’ve been involved with the Internet – because unlike in a real world physical argument, neither party can leave the room and usually, as with comment threads or message board wars, the verbal evidence persists.

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