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Who Are the More Reasonable RFers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sunstone, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Sunstone

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    A common complaint about the internet is that the lunatics get all of the attention because they are the noisiest. I think there's some truth to that -- even if it isn't perfectly true. So I'm starting this thread to call a wee bit of attention to some other people -- the "more reasonable" folks.

    Near as I can figure, folks are not born reasonable -- they have to work at it. Any slacker can be a lunatic, but it takes an effort to be more or less reasonable. So I think more or less reasonable folks deserve a bit of recognition, too.

    Bearing in mind that no human is perfectly reasonable, and that all of us humans are stubborn beasts a good portion of the time, who would you say are the more reasonable RFers?

    I don't mean "more reasonable" when compared to other RFers -- all RFers are above average when it comes to being reasonable (of course, I might be biased about that). Instead, I mean more reasonable than the human norm.

    By "reasonable", I mean most likely to be persuaded by well reasoned argument up to and including changing their minds when presented with a weight of good reasons for doing so.

    One thing I do NOT mean by "reasonable" is "agreeable". Several of the folks on my list of more reasonable RFers are people I sometimes -- to very often -- find myself in disagreement with. But that doesn't make them any less reasonable.

    Here's my list --- with the twin caveats that (1) I ain't got enough brains anymore to remember everyone, so some people who deserve to be included are sure to be left out, and (2) these are just my opinions, and I do not claim my opinions to be infallible.

    In no particular order:

    @Vouthon
    @Vinayaka
    @SalixIncendium
    @Sakeenah
    @ADigitalArtist
    @Valjean
    @sayak83
    @Quetzal
    @Mister Emu
    @Augustus
    @adrian009
    @Kangaroo Feathers
    @Woberts
    @Debater Slayer
    @danieldemol
    @ChristineM
    @Rival
    @Godobeyer
    @Vee
    @fantome profane
    @Jaiket
    @Curious George
    @Audie
    @atanu
    @Shiranui117
    @Polymath257
    @sun rise
    @LuisDantas
    @lewisnotmiller
    @Altfish
    @David1967
    @Terese

    This can't be all of RFs more reasonable folks, though, so who else?
     
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    I like to think I'm pretty reasonable. At least I smile if I insult you. And, yeah, perhaps stubborn too?
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Don't see my name up there. I'm sure it was just an oversight.
     
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    Thank you so much. Coming from you, that means a lot. I think I'm more of a wannabe reasonable person than a really reasonable person though.

    By the way, I consider you a more reasonable person, but I forgot to include you in my list due to rampant senility on my part. Sorry about that.
     
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    It could be that he is making a political statement.
     
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    I don't think anyone should take my failure to mention them as conclusive evidence that I don't count them reasonable. It could be that, but on the other hand, my memory just ain't what it used to be.
     
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    If you made that list from the top of your head, your memory is excellent. I could probably only name 4 or 5 people from the top of my head on here, and often get 2 or 3 people confused with each other.
     
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    Thank you! That's very kind of you to mention that.

    By the way, I too often get people confused with each other. For instance, I've noticed I quite often get @Terese confused with the devil.
     
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  11. Sunstone

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    Good one.
     
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    Easier to ask, then.
    Do you find me reasonable?
    Certifiable, certainly, but I think I'm generally even-handed.
     
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    Not intentionally. But -- as I said -- I do not consider my opinions infallible.
     
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    I honestly consider you among the most reasonable people on RF, Dave, and probably more reasonable than me. But I don't think anyone is perfectly reasonable.
     
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    I would strike many of those names off of that list, because I know that its possible to pretend to be reasonable while holding your cards close. Often being reasonable just means that you don't care so much about an issue. The difficulty comes when its something you deeply care about. Then you have trouble being reasonable.
     
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    You make an excellent point about the difficulty of being reasonable when we greatly care about an issue. On the other hand, I myself am not in favor of holding people up to a perfect or ideal standard. I expect folks to be unreasonable about some -- or even many -- things. Still, it seems to me some folks are a wee bit more reasonable than the norm for humans.
     
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    Um...I said you were reasonable -- not that you were sufferable. :D




    Just kidding. You're quite sufferable too. :)
     
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    What? You didn’t include me?
    Let’s calmly consider the possibilities, shall we?
    1. You forgot me.
    2. You remembered me, but decided to carry out some sort of sick “joke”.
    or...
    3. You don’t consider me...reasonable.




    Me. Not reasonable. ME. Not reasonable. me. NOT reasonable?

    not REASONABLE!?




    YOU DON’T THINK I’M REASONABLE!?!







    I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW, THAT

    I

    AM A.

    VERY.


    REASONABLE





    PERSON!!
    [​IMG]



    Thank you for your kindly consideration.
     
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