On 5/16/06, Steve Bennett <stevage(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/16/06, Anthony DiPierro
That isn't to say that I think a template
which says "This user think
George W. Bush is a moron" is an example of such a template. Actually
I'd say a person using such a template is showing a lack of the skills
needed to work with others. But "This user is an atheist", or "This
user is a Linux user", on the other hand, I think is not only
non-harmful, I think it is helpful.
You're going out on a limb here, any chance you can show us some
evidence that this actually happens in reality? That is, people
deliberately contacting people of the opposite persuasion to find some
Definitely not right now, which is not to say that I concede that it
hasn't happened, but I definitely don't have time right now to look.
It'd be a hard thing to look for though, and I'm not sure how I'd go
about making such a search. I probably won't bother to look.
That said, I have occassionally glanced at someone's user page after
seeing them make some strange edits, only to see a userbox which put
the edits into perspective. In the particular case I'm thinking about
(though I forget the specifics), the user was actually arguing the
opposite point from that expressed in the userbox, and I believe they
were doing so in good faith.