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An attempt to improve the standard of arguments on the forum
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RE: An attempt to improve the standard of arguments on the forum
(09/09/15 01:21 PM)lil_Tuéy Wrote:  I know Smiling but I also have an idea why this thread was created Smiling

It's stated in the op Smiling
09/09/15 01:26 PM
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In "forum politeness" terms "What you are saying is idiotic because..." is polite, "if you think that, you are an idiot" isn't. One attacks the thought, the other the person... I'm quite happy to concede that sometimes I have idiotic ideas, but I am most certainly not an idiot - if you see what I mean?

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09/09/15 01:28 PM
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Always been taught, attack the post not the poster!


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An attempt to improve the standard of arguments on the forum
This supposes that the poster has the verbal dexterity to debate using cogent language, where i may write "i diagree with your stand and attitude on this point" what i am actually saying in my head is "shut up you cock womble and disappear up your own arse".
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(09/09/15 04:17 PM)Splutter Wrote:  This supposes that the poster has the verbal dexterity to debate using cogent language, where i may write "i diagree with your stand and attitude on this point" what i am actually saying in my head is "shut up you cock womble and disappear up your own arse".

Indeed Smiling "I hear what you say"

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Swearing at and insulting the debating opposition is the first sign of losing the debate as it's not about the topic of discussion anymore. It's a personal atttack.
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(09/09/15 03:37 PM)Brig Wrote:  Always been taught, attack the post not the poster!

So those posts were elitist bellends, rather than the posters Undecided


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(09/09/15 06:09 PM)nisam Wrote:  
(09/09/15 03:37 PM)Brig Wrote:  Always been taught, attack the post not the poster!

So those posts were elitist bellends, rather than the posters Undecided


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Can a "post" be a bellend (elitist or otherwise)?

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(09/09/15 06:14 PM)prof beard Wrote:  Can a "post" be a bellend (elitist or otherwise)?

I would have thought not, but apparently it is the case Confused
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Don't worry Prof, I'm a idiot, oh no I aint, oh yes I am. Big Grin

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