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Old 08-10-2019, 01:01 PM
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Speaking just for myself, I was/am glad that thread was allowed to stay open, because I found many of the responses—including yours, Manda JO—useful and enlightening.

I think here on the SDMB we have a "mission" of fighting ignorance and edifying each other, but we also don't want to promote a hostile or alienating environment. And I think sometimes, like in that thread, those two values can clash. Speaking just for myself (as a man), I thought the good in that thread easily outweighed the bad. I found it helpful for the "Here is what goes on in some people's heads" and "Here is what other people think about what those people think, and why" kinds of perspectives. But I can see how others might feel differently.

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