Re: Have we crossed the line yet?
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:09 pm
I actually agree with stu. I like Ed, I really do. I very much enjoy reading threads he's engaged in (even though I disagree with almost everything he says, no surprise there). But on the subject of Ed personally attacking ACB, he's done it on more than one occasion. I recall a time that I raised the issue with Rick but can't recall the exact thread. I can tell you on a number of occasions I wanted to intervene but my time on here is very limited lately so I decided against it. I honestly don't recall Ed doing the same with anyone else so it could very be that ACB pushes Ed's buttons to the point that he feels he needs to put him down. Regardless, there is no room for that, from anyone towards anyone. Argue the facts, that's all.Stu wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:33 amYeah I'm not going to waste my time going through old posts just to prove what most people already know.RickD wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:45 amI would ask you for examples of ed calling ACB an idiot, or the equivalent, but I have a feeling that you may not be able to produce actual quotes.Stu wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:08 amLOL No offence but that is rubbish. If Ed finds his views challenged he almost always makes it personal. Take Abe for instance, Abe never responds in kind to Ed's personal remarks, and always plays the ball, while Ed just keeps on calling him an idiot or the equivalent thereof.Philip wrote: ↑Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:38 pmEnough stirring up trouble, Hortense. Ed knows he made a mistake in coming back under another name. And he's admitted it. Also, let's not be so thin-skinned that we can't tolerate views that oppose our own. While Ed can be a bit edgy and cranky with certain people, at times - he's usually pretty cordial unless people directly attack him.
I so wish people around here would learn the difference between challenging a person's ideas and in feeling the need for personal attack. And seems the latter always raises it's head whenever someone attacks a person's beliefs and positions on whatever topic. It's unnecessary. But being very direct in attacking someones' ideas or positions should be no problem, yet without feeling the need to make it blatantly personal.
Take any debate between Abe and Ed and you will find his belittling insults.