Sunday, January 10, 2010

Telangana Issue: Note to all Commenters

Either you are supporting separate Telangana or Samaikya Andhra: please do not get into attacking each other personally. Also, don’t start answering the very first question from a commenter with belligerence. Don’t attack his intellect or his education.

I understand that we are all on a passionate mode right now and I understand that it is natural to get agitated. I implore upon you to keep this blog a place for rational discussion. Let’s be little more civil and tolerant to each other.


  1. Sujai,

    Do instruct the commentors to read previous posts and comments and not ask questions which were asked before. If not, comment should be deleted.

    Also, not to write random nonsense irrelevant to current post.


  2. Idler:
    Some new commenters will continue to ask the same questions because they don't spend that much time reading all the posts and comments.

    In such a case, we can direct them to the post where it is discussed and leave it at that.

    Some old commenters will continue to ask the same questions only to badger you. The trick is to know when they are trying to badger you, let them know that they are badgering you, or just ignore.

    It is extremely important that we show utmost restraint because we are torch bearers for our cause. How we react to dissent is quite important.

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  4. I totally agree. One has to speak sense here. Personal attacks have become more frequent these days. Also kindly remove "Anonymous" option. I'm sure if a person needs to own up his comments he/she will become more circumspect & use parliamentary/decent language.
    Both sides would do well to remember (in the words of Friedrich Nietzsche) that "The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments."

  5. Madhav,

    You mean parliamentary language like this? Parliamentary language

    I think they believe in action speaks louder than words!

  6. Dear All,

    I unconditionally apologise for both the aggressiveness in my comments and the discomfort/hatred following those comments.



Dear Commenters:
Please identify yourself. At least use a pseudonym. Otherwise there will be too many *Anonymous*; making it confusing.

Do NOT write personal information or whereabouts about the author or other commenters. You are free to write about yourself. Please do not use abusive language. Do not indulge in personal attacks and insults.

Write comments which are relevant and make sense so that the debate remains healthy.