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Comment author: wedrifid 26 January 2012 03:35:28AM *  1 point [-]

I generally thought the consensus at LW was that adhering to Crocker's rules was a beneficial thing.

No. I don't respect Crocker's rules from either side (that is someone declaring Crocker's rules does not completely remove social consequences for treating them thus).

Comment author: fubarobfusco 26 January 2012 05:42:16AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: Jack 26 January 2012 05:55:32AM 1 point [-]

Reasons?

Comment author: wedrifid 26 January 2012 06:27:25AM 2 points [-]

Reasons?

The bit in the parentheses. Other readers of the message and even the Crocker's declarer often still take offense if Crocker's rules are actually followed. Most of the declaration of Crocker's rules seems to be about the signal of strength that the utterance gives.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 26 January 2012 01:59:25PM 3 points [-]

In the interests of charity, I usually interpret the declaration as primarily an attempt at precommitting to an endorsed course of action (that is, wanting "honest" feedback) rather than at signalling to others that one practices that course of action (and thus has the various admirable properties that implies), but I'll admit that the evidence seems to point more strongly to the latter.