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Jan. 4th, 2012 08:53 am
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Just popping in quick from work to link to two different blog posts I thought were particularly insightful: first, Tiger Beatdown has a post on curating safe(r) spaces in online comment threads, which among other things, links to this fantastic the origins of Devil's Advocacy, and how it has been twisted.

Date: 2012-01-04 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gadgetorious.livejournal.com
::thumbs up:: Interesting article and yesssss on the Devil's Advocate thing. So often it's used as a way to use increasingly offensive arguments without actually having the balls to position yourself with those views.

The only point I remain skeptical about is not allowing certain kinds of commenters (such as non-disabled in a disabled discussion) and still expecting to learn from it. I mean, great if it's a space for a certain group, but most people are less interested in discussion they cannot participate in and if it's a space specifically for a group they're not a part of, it's not a space for them. Which is as it should be, because the group needs its own safe space, I just think expecting people who can't participate to still look and learn from the discussion gives most people too much credit.

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