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Mar 16 2013

Surely that’s a legitimate difference of opinion

Bjarte’s stick figure has discovered “civility.”

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1. So you think you should not be treated like a public toilet and I disagree. [butterfly, flower, smiley]

2.Surely that’s a legitimate difference of opinion over which we can have a polite conversation. [birdie, musical note]

3. *@! no, because:

context
facts
values

analysis
logic

conclusions

4. #FTBullies blabla “*@!” blablabla uncivil blablabla uncharitable blabla tone blablabla rather than engage in civil dialogue!

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  1. 1
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Great but… is there a bigger resolution? On my small screen that’s not all that easy to read…

    *puppy-dog eyes*

  2. 2
    Ophelia Benson

    Bjarte tweeted it at me – it might be bigger res on Twitter?

  3. 3
    Ophelia Benson

    No I’ll just type it.

  4. 4
    Imogen

    ~The inferior Eu:

    o.O Have you been speaking to those Controlling Men that show up on Maury sometimes? Where they put their partners in coffins to show them just what it’s like when they end up killing them? Where they take the Seargant out to scream in their faces about how ridiculous their philosophy is?

    I’ve never talked to them face to face (inc. online). You can link me to them. Although it’d be more like a zoo exhibit for me.

  5. 5
    Ophelia Benson

    What? Comment 4 is gibberish to me. Who are you and what do you mean?

  6. 6
    cubist

    If I had to guess, I’d say Imogen was responding to a Eu comment in some different thread, but inadvertently posted their response to said comment *here*?

  7. 7
    Bjarte Foshaug

    The full-size version should be available here. :)

  8. 8
    NateHevens, resident SOOPER-GENIUS... apparently...

    Yay! Thank you!

    It’s brilliant, BTW. I think we need to keep this on retainer. From now on, whenever I see a tone troll show up on FTB, I think, instead of responding with anger and words, spam them with a link to that comic.

    That will be my personal strategy, of course… :D

  9. 9
    Ophelia Benson

    6 – except that an Eu comment would be on a whole different blog, not just a different thread.

  10. 10
    Ophelia Benson

    Nate – that plus the link to “tone trolls” that Bjarte just tweeted me.

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  12. 12
    Bjarte Foshaug

    Thanks, Nate.
    BTW all the entries in the ongoing saga of our sticky friend are also available here. I’m sure we can all agree he has matured a lot since he got struck by cognitive dissonance back in autumn ;)

  13. 13
    Argle Bargle

    Ophelia @11

    Jay Smooth’s video is particularly good and particularly relates to the skepchik post.

  14. 14
    ChasCPeterson

    Amusing, but of course this is a blatantly biased portrayal.
    Panel 3 makes no mention of a ‘porcupine’.

    [or is it 'pineapple'? I forget.]

  15. 15
    Aratina Cage

    Amusing, but of course this is a blatantly biased portrayal.
    Panel 3 makes no mention of a ‘porcupine’.

    Shouldn’t that be a new panel–Panel 5? After they disregard almost everything said and focus on trivial things like insults or tone?

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