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wolfie 07-21-2011 11:10 PM

Hypothetical situation, but would this be a correct division of CS vs. Fratching material?

- There's a thread in CS where a user feels that their reply might be "over the line"
- User starts a thread in Fratching, beginning with something along the lines of "In response to (link provided) thread in CS, here's what I have to say on the subject"
- User posts a reply in the CS thread, saying "My views on this subject can be found in (link provided) thread in Fratching

The purpose of the double linking is so people reading on Fratching can see what prompted the thread, and people reading on CS who have more "over the line" comments to add can easily find an appropriate place to post them.

Ree 07-22-2011 12:49 AM

That has always been a perfectly acceptable way to handle it.

Peppergirl 06-28-2012 08:35 AM

Bumping this again.

As stated a few posts above, if you find yourself typing a post that has the words "I'd say more, but I'm close to Fratching". Or "Not to get into fratching territory, but..."

Guess what? You're likely already there.

If you find yourself posting these things, please stop.

We simply don't have the manpower to constantly edit these posts.


Seshat 01-15-2014 09:49 AM

Fratching - and the 'take that to Fratching' policy - is part of what helps this site stay so friendly.

People who enjoy contentious debates can go and participate. Sometimes we teach each other things, sometimes some of us change our minds - usually on being presented with new knowledge, or a new point of view.
Often we agree to disagree; but with a new respect for the opposing POV.

But many, many people come to CS to laugh - often wryly - at the silly ways the human race behaves. These people are not interested in debates about, say, whether the tipping system or the 'service compris' system is better. So we moved all of those debates to the sister site.

And heck, some of us - like me - can spend a few years being active in Fratching, then go off it almost entirely, then go back ....

The guideline I use in Fratching (this is not an official rule, but it helps) is 'argue the debate, not the person'. In other words, I can tell Jester that his argument and position are total crap; but I cannot and will not tell him that HE is crap. (Besides, he's a great guy. Even if some of his ideas and worldviews conflict with mine.)

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