Quote: Originally Posted by Vereya
Where do you see discrimination here? For instance, there is an interesting discussion. I know that you have something to say on its topic. And you just happened to overlook that thread, or to be offline for a couple of days. So I send you an invitation, just because I think that you can make a great contribution. It diesn't mean that I am banning everyone else. It doesn't mean that you will be obliged to say anything, it's up to you.
Where's the discrimination, can you kindly explain it to me?
I understand where you are coming from. I honestly gave this a tremendous amount of thought before posting it. The choice of word I knew would be controversial but after going through seven online dictionaries and four printed ones, it still remained the logical choice.
I did not use it in terms of race etc., I used it as more of a collective term.
I went through the whole post and its threads and in my opinion it struck me in the way of who would be included and/or excluded through a discriminating fashion or manner based on members` knowledge of others i.e., their level of education, their backgrounds, what they choose to comment or not comment on or just simply ignore.
I am just as guilty in my now dead attempt with my `dilemmas` and my planned `Canadian History--How much do we know?`. I set up guidelines and rules and that was wrong, so abandonment was the only solution.
In good faith I made a comment without the INTENT to offend or take anyone to task.
I honestly cannot think of anything to add other than saying that my perception of the idea as I read it, struck me as being as I stated it.
If I have not answered your question to your satisfaction, please let me know.
Perhaps the complexity of the suggestion and who would set up guidelines and rules rattled me, I cannot say for sure.
My most sincere apologies to you and karrie.
If this idea works out then we all win especially Canadian Content.