OK, we all agree ishi's writing style is a headscratcher, but the subcomments are quickly degenerating into bullying. This is a human being we don't even know, and look at us happily speculating on hir thinking skills and sanity.

Actually, it now appears to me that the insults started at the first comment, when hir humanity was put into question and we accepted it was a valid discussion topic. Getting involved in seemingly interesting puzzles without pausing to consider how our words may hurt people "has been the fate of many a Ravenclaw."

Therefore, I'm retracting my previous participation in this discussion.

subcomments are quickly degenerating into bullying

I respectfully submit that you use this term in a noncentral way:

Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

Specifically, there was no harassment. Whether ishi has suffered harm as a result of this thread is unclear at best, and certainly no harm was intended by any of the commenters, even assuming ishi is human.

Please consider tempering your allegations next time you feel indignant.

Open thread, 18-24 August 2014

by David_Gerard 1 min read18th Aug 201481 comments

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