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Comment author: erratio 19 February 2013 04:18:58AM 20 points [-]

Brief data point: I am female and I don't have a problem with the tone as such. I don't post much because I am put off by the high standards of thinking and argumentation required, but in general I approve of those standards being there and would hate to read the warm-fuzzy version of LW where bad/boring threads proliferate because people are worried about coming across as cold.

A semi-related point is that I like the general air of emotional detachment around here because in in the real world I often see expression of negative emotional reactions used as a relatively cheap form of manipulation, and I worry that encouraging open expression of emotions here (which is definitely a component of 'warmness' as I understand it) would cause a slippery slope effect where that kind of manipulation would become much more common.

Comment author: Viliam_Bur 19 February 2013 10:07:48AM 4 points [-]

I guess we need a poll to collect the data points.

Perhaps in the next article, because now here are almost 400 comments and it would be hard to see.