Talk:Offensive behavior

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There's some overlap between this and "Viewpoint censorship", I think this one might be missing the point a bit. It's too late to find good pages to link; let's try with MeatBall:OffensiveName. --Nemo 23:39, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, this essay was sort of the predecessor to viewpoint censorship, kind of like how Socialism (book), Bureaucracy, etc. led up to the magnum opus, Human Action. All of Mises' books overlap significantly, but each of them gives a few extra tidbits not available in the others. The same could be said for Ayn Rand's novels; they pretty much all have a strong female character and an egoistic hero, and she too seemed to develop her ideas cumulatively from one novel to the next before producing the opus Atlas Shrugged in which she attempted to lay out all her most important ideas as comprehensively as was practicable in a novel. Regrettably, it didn't work all that well; I don't think novels were meant to be written over such a long period. I intended to write an essay (on a wiki where it would be on-topic) about all the instances I have observed of it being evident that authors' predecessor works were incubators for ideas that ultimately found full expression in a magnum opus, but I never got around to it and now I've forgotten most of the examples that I had intended to use. Leucosticte (talk) 05:59, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, it's better to write a stub-essay and build on it than to wait too long. By the way, I noticed that the essay didn't address the tautological nature of the "offensive things are offensive [hence forbidden]" policy you quote, but I now see you did on [1]. --Nemo 08:43, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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