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Old March 29 2010, 06:57 AM   #27
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Re: Star Trek: Online: The Needs of the Many - Discussion (Spoilers)

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I got this book today and the person who wrote this should be shot execution style. While I understand the reasoning behind it, there's no reason why it has to be in a transcript style. The interviews could have been done in other ways.
While I understand you don't agree with the choice the author made about a book, I can't think of any situations where advocating violence towards a person is the correct way to protest about your displeasure, let alone a work of fiction. And when you take into account that authors frequently visit and post this board, this is beyond pale. It might just be "an expression" to you, but not everyone takes it that way, so please don't do it again.
Sorry Rosalind. I was just stating an opinion. No harmful statements were intended.
Marc, you might not had any harmful intention, but "the person who wrote this should be shot execution style" is not "just an opinion". I know we like to pepper our everyday language with exaggerated statements, but you need to think carefully about some of these statements when you are writing them down. A statement like what you wrote here is harmful whether you intended it or not. Just think carefully next time before you write something that sounds like you're advocating violence and harm to someone, ok?
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