Note they do not come to the same conclusions at all. Notice one difference seems to be about knowing the people named in Kathy’s post. Problem is of course that when you write something there will be different reactions based on peoples knowledge of you. Your friends, those who have known you to be a mild, gentle and kind person will interpret differently to someone reading a piece of your writing when that is their first experience of you.
It seems to me that one problem is that on the internet anything can be read by anyone, in any context and at any time. Not only that but you can cross context boundaries so fast that they essentially cease to exist except in the mind of the author. When we write it is in the context of what we have written before, but it is not read in that context.
As I look through many of the comments and posts I am surprised to see the number of demands people make of third parties. What does it mean for A to angrily demand in a comment on B’s weblog that C should do X?
Sadly a lot of the requests for justice, calm and even for apologies on every side of this issue are anything but just, calm and apologetic themselves. What is it about this medium that so obviously prevents us from reading, from understanding, from thinking, from reflecting while at the same time enabling the keyboard?