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Don’t be shy. If you have a question ask it (many others will have the same question.) If you have answers post them.
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You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:
- Ad hominem attacks (responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content)
- Knee-jerk contradiction
Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.
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