Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
I'm going to say something about it... However:
1. I believe in freedom of conscience, so you are entitled to form an opinion of your own.
2. While I may not agree with your opinion, I respect your right to have your own opinion.
3. That said, I respect your right to express your opinion in an appropriate manner.
4. That said, I expect you to allow me to express my opinion in an appropriate manner.
5. And all of that being said, I will try my hardest not to insult your intelligence, attack your person verbally or physically, or otherwise be destructive in my discourse with you about our respective opinions.
6. Oh, and facts, please... Not just emotional bluster and pissing matches.
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1729 times:
I wholeheartedly agree, Redngold. It's one of the reasons I rarely post here anymore, although I do have to admit I have not, at times, adhered to this code of ethics, and for that I apologize to anyone I may have offended.
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
ADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
ADG, and when do you accept a viewpoint other than your own?
Kroc, I have always accepted the right of others to have a viewpoint other than my own unlike the vocal minority in these forums. What I have little tolerance for is those with overly inflated opinions of their own egos.
Having said that however, I challenge you to find any reference to me referring to uses in terms such as :-
Bitch of Baghdad
You can make comment all you like, but the fact is that the only reason most people who are upset at me are is because they cannot counter issues with fact and the only other response is to get feral about it. You see, I don't see posting FACT as being anti-anything because facts are facts. If they are incorrect, counter them. If you believe they are being taken out of context then put them in context. But that does not occur with some of the more vocal people. Others try, sometimes they succeed and sometimes they do not, that's the nature of discussion.
This is, after all, a discussion forum and as you are aware you have scope to delete messages that do not abide by the rules, mine included.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
ADG, thats irrelevant. I put as much stock into those that you listed, as I do in your ability to see things in a different point of view other than your own. And incase you don't know.....the stock level would be non-existant.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16473 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
You can make comment all you like, but the fact is that the only reason most people who are upset at me are is because they cannot counter issues with fact and the only other response is to get feral about it.
"Little Miss Innocent" huh ADG???
I recall in late Febuary you calling someone an "ignorant racist" for daring to venture an opinion on some issue that offended your sense of self-righteousness. Hopefully, the recipient submitted your lovely comment as a delete suggestion.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1687 times:
ADG just check back on your many posts (perhaps too many) Drop the ADG tag from them and read them. You will see that you come across a tad bit rude and condescending as you like to slip barbs in between the lines. Debate is wonderfull. Nastiness is not.
Sorry if people on here have you pegged but you allowed it to happen on your own volition.
This is not offered as an offense to you but just my feel of it.