Comment 53461

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted December 21, 2010 at 13:41:08

Will people please stop whining when others don't agree with them? Does this have to happen with every third or fourth thread? It's getting really really old. It doesn't convince anyone, it doesn't make any actual arguments, and often tends to miss the mark pretty badly in its own right. A month ago, SpaceMonkey was the 'contrarian', now he's on the side of the RTH 'majority'. At what point do we simply admit that groups of similar people often come to similar conclusions when assessing the same set of data? There is a difference between consensus and hegemony, and that difference lies in exactly this kind of discussion.

Believe me, I'm an anarchist. I know exactly what it's like to hold unpopular opinions. And I know what its like to constantly have my points dismissed because they're unpopular, or people just feel that I'm shit-disturbing with contrarian "why not" arguments. Most of all, from my first five years on web forums far less 'nice' than this one, I know that accusing people of this only strengthens their resolve. When I started taking some of the "attacks" more seriously and less personally, though, I realised that they often held crucial clues as to why the arguments I was making weren't getting through.

I'm sorry, but despite Trey's article (which was very well written), I still don't think Confederation Park would be a good place for a stadium, and niether do most people here. And we have explained why. The discussion isn't over by any means, and I'm thoroughly glad that Confederation is now being re-examined. But that doesn't mean it's a good place to put that stadium.

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