Another voice silent
I notice that others -- no link, sorry -- have picked up on VastLeft's riff on "a big cup of Shut The Fuck Up." That's the vulgate for toxic discourse.
NOTE This is not the thread for Jeralyn-bashing. TL is her blog; she sets the rules. Toxic discourse? Silencing? Marginalization? Have at it. Change comes from the margins, after all. How about some solutions? We're supposed to be the policy people, after all.
UPDATE It's suggested that the headline, "silenced" is wrong, since BTD made his own choice, after all. My counter would be that cacophony does silence, but in deference to the user, I change the head.