Originally Posted by Prestidigitweeze
The problem isn't the absence of order, nor that people are illogical. The problem is when people harass, insult or demean total strangers using arbitrary reasons like brand names as an excuse.
One can't impose arbitrary ideas of kindness on the entire world, but on a forum like this, one can reasonably expect that rancor the created by brand wars can be faced and addressed logically, and that a wider perspective might prevail in the abstract if not always in real life.
It's exhilarating to be able to log onto MR and converse with readers from Germany, Sweden, Beijing, Australia and the UK. Why weigh the discourse down with pettiness over gadget fealty?
I dislike the pummeling. Attempting to combat it, however, tends to result in escalation. I am an internet pacifist. What good is it to fight on the internet if you can't maim people.