Jul 1 2013, 11:54am
I was going to add similar comments. But, you beat me too it and said it much better than I could, as usual.
From the comments in this sub-thread, and other recent ones on Hobbit and Feedback, it seems the Hobbit board is pretty well-balanced, and I think that's a good and healthy place for it to be: a place where both sides can enjoy discussions not only with people with whom they agree (that can get monotonous pretty quickly), but with those who have differing opinions. The only thing I'd add to what you said is that the last thing people should do is let themselves get annoyed or angry, of all things, at someone else because their opinion differs from theirs. To coin a phrase, no one can make you feel annoyed or angered by their personal opinion without your permission. People should give themselves permission to enjoy the diversity of opinions on the Hobbit board right now, not feel frustrated or annoyed by them (unless, of course, someone is violating the Terms of Service, in which case PM your friendly Admin).
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(This post was edited by Altaira on Jul 1 2013, 11:56am)