I’d like to supplement some comments I made previously about internet fights.
First of all, it seems that internet fights date back to at least 1844 (well before the internet!), so I now have a fuller appreciation of the long-standing legacy of maintaining this time-honored tradition.
Secondly, as I happily discovered while googling myself, there are also reasoned discussions that take place in awesome niches such as the comments section (and posting portion!) of Jeet Heer’s blog (links to the full-text of the now “subscriber access only” version of his Globe & Mail article).
From now on, I’ll remember to relegate my attentions to these venues of sweetness and light rather than feeding the trolls in less thoughtfully cultivated (or punctuated!) forums. :-)