Friday, August 13, 2010

take a deep breath, y'all

Okay, good. Now:

"I can't believe how much ink (or bits and bytes, as it were) has been expended on Silver Spring skateboarders lately. I guess August is just a really slow month."
Silver Spring, Singular

Just because you don't care about something doesn't mean that it's not important. I imagine it's hard for Sligo to sit behind a keyboard and launch snark attacks, but it's harder still to actually get out and be involved in our community for more than one day a year.

But seriously. People are worked up and a potentially fruitful discussion - online and in real life - has been sidelined. Certainly, we can do better than than the personal attacks and name-calling witnessed in the comments following Wednesday's post. We can disagree and still be civil, or at least not derisive to one another.

I'm posting my last thoughts about skateboarding later this afternoon, and then after that, I'm out of here. I hope y'all have this worked out by the time I come back in two years.

1 comment:

Terry in Silver Spring said...

Good point, Dan. I'm sorry for my role in it.