On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:52:09 +0100, "David Gerard" <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
You're attempting to justify not linking to WR for
reasons that have
nothing to do with the actual reason, that it's a welcoming haven for
obnoxious trolls, nutters and sociopaths. Thus, the reasons you're
using look silly.
That's no quite true, though. What's actually going on here is a lot
of sleight of hand and goalpost-moving in order to try to pretend that
links to WR might, in some places, be OK. The hierarchy of reasons
why links to WR will always be inappropriate does indeed start with
the fact that it is a happy home for trolls and nutters; also that it
facilitates and even encourages outing and harassment; and finally,
and only when the pro-WR crowd plead that not /all/ threads contain
harassment and outing and attacks and trolling, only /then/ do we note
that no thread is safe from these things.
There are so many reasons that links to WR are utterly inappropriate
that it is a constant source of mystery to me why we are still having
a debate about them.
I suspect, in the end, that certain parties simply reject any argument
which does not support linking, and having done so pretend that no
such arguments actually exist. It is a titanic waste of everyone's
time and I guess that I will be no more successful in persuading them
than anyone else has been.