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Re^2: Once again . ..{blah} (Counter proposal: )

by Intrepid (Deacon)
on Mar 24, 2013 at 23:54 UTC ( #1025197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Once again . ..{blah} (Counter proposal: )
in thread Once again ... is it time to get rid of the Anonymous Monk?

Since you're the only one who has a problem with this, the solution is entirely in your hands. If you go away; problem solved.

A couple of minor fallacies to be pointed out:

  • That the OP is "the only Perlmonk who has a problem with 'Anonymous Monk' policy". There is only an absence of evidence up until now, limited to this thread. Thus, this is a fallacy. Negative evidence is vastly inferior to positive evidence. That no other active monks who have a problem with Anonymous Monk posting exist, is plausibly, overwhelmingly unlikely.

    Absence of evidence until now, in this thread, is plausibly attributable to the absence of awareness for other monks that this "discussion" is even happening. Also plausibly attributable to passivity. With regard to that, Someone here keeps adding some text to their postings, that reads:

    Silence betokens consent

    In fact, this is a very harsh truth. The harshness comes in because it is statement that hides a larger truth behind it. That truth is "larger" in the sense that it "takes more words to express." That truth is that people betoken their consent unwillingly when ruled by the kind of passivity that is bred of past disappointments and disillusionments. That's the whole point of the saying. Only if one understands that there is a disillusioned body of persons remaining silent because they do not believe that their voices matter, that their voices will be heard, that speaking up can make any difference; only if one understands this does this short little tagline achieve its intended meaning.

  • The second fallacy has now been made clear. I have a problem with "Anonymous Monk" posting policy. I have had a problem with it for years and have never changed my statements of belief about it. Maybe it was convenient to forget that I've spoken up strongly about it in the past? Or maybe it is a matter of the fact that it is me speaking, and not "what is said"? Is that it? Does who is speaking suddenly matter, rather than what is said?

The OP is hereby urged and encouraged to stay around. All persuasions henceforth expressioned by any others are negated and revoked. All evil spirits currently lurking around the Monastery, urging monks to act like pissy, small-minded little tribesmen with tiny male attributes and serious inadequacy issues motivating them to flock and herd and gang up -- all such spirits are hereby vanquished with my magic spell. POOF.

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Re^3: Once again . ..{blah} (Counter proposal: )
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 25, 2013 at 00:53 UTC
    I have a problem with "Anonymous Monk" posting policy. I have had a problem with it for years and have never changed my statements of belief about it. Maybe it was convenient to forget that I've spoken up strongly about it in the past?

    And as I recall, your posts on the matter were also roundly rejected.

    As for your magic spell: I hope you feel better.

    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
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Re^3: Once again . ..{blah} (Counter proposal: )
by Jenda (Abbot) on Mar 25, 2013 at 09:58 UTC

    Sweetbejeesus, what are you? "hereby urged and encouraged"? "minor fallacies"? Paragraphs after paragraphs after paragraphs after paragraphs of pompous drivel.

    If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is most probably a duck ... you sir do not sound like a programmer. You do sound like someone who loves to listen to himself though.

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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