05-16-2016, 12:46 PM
Thanks for clarifying. From my view there is a big different between viewing people as being part of some group vs. viewing people in a group in a negative manner. There is nothing negative about saying that people who signed up for this website are a part of the "site community", it's a label to convey a concept in a simpler manner and allows us to communicate better.
However, if someone says "all people who signed up for the website are dumb." then they are making a sweeping generalization with some arbitrary negative attribute. Such sweeping and negative generalizations are problematic in multiple ways and have no intellectually foundation.