DISCUSSION: The author admits that conferences have some of the qualities of a community. By granting that the other side has a point, their argument is stronger.
- No! The author is the one who claims that computer conferences discriminate. They say this on lines 44-46.
- That claim was made on lines 36-37. The author isn’t introducing a claim that came much earlier in the passage.
- The author is arguing that computer conferences aren’t communities. They agree with this claim!
- Huh? The author says that conferences can be respectful. How could that possibly be evidence that conferences sometimes aren’t respectful?
- CORRECT. The author acknowledges the strong point of the other side’s argument. Then they go on to argue that conferences are nonetheless not communities. It makes for a stronger argument.
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