August 7th, 2004

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Is anyone else considering ways we can salvage the heated discussions from the past few days? How can we critically analyze the really important issues that have been raised without personally attacking one another? Identity is always tricky to negotiate but with a commitment to honest, thoughtful communication surely this group could give it another go?

I think it would be wise to allow things to cool down and wait for the mods to return from vacation, but in the meantime I hope you will at least think about the benefits such an exercise.

There are ways to call people on their issues gracefully and their are ways to receive that call gracefully. Many people here demonstrated that in the previous discussion. I think our next step is to find a way to raise the bar for ourselves.
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