Clitheroekid wrote:mswjr wrote:Perhaps Richasdotcom might feel inclined to apologise to the OP.
No apology required, I'm really not that sensitive!
I was fully aware when making the original post that anything to do with Brexit was bound to elicit strong reactions. This is inevitable, as for many people it's now a (dread words) `matter of principle', and they feel bound to assert / defend that principle vigorously on every occasion.
It would be very refreshing if people could simply put their arguments without feeling it necessary to bolster them by rubbishing the arguments / character of their opponents. Calling someone or their views stupid, ignorant, naive or worse adds no strength at all to an argument - in fact it tends to indicate that its advocate lacks confidence in the argument and is seeking to divert attention from the argument to the opponent(s) personally.
But that's obviously a counsel of perfection. All we can realistically hope for is that people count to 10 (or maybe 100) before clicking on the `Submit' button, and ask themselves are they really contributing anything or just letting off steam, and whether their criticism of their opponents and/or their views really needs to be stated - after all, it should be pretty obvious from the context of the post.
I sympathise with the moderators in a situation like this, as it's a difficult decision as to when a post crosses the line. But moderation is certainly needed so as to avoid a discussion descending into a slanging match.I'm sorry some Remainers are so thin skinned. Perhaps they should try to contain their bitterness and exercise civility themselves rather than only demanding it from others.
The tenor of the post I objected to was juvenile and indulgently rude, its self- righteousness setting an entirely different tone to the thread, so I certainly don't apologise for calling it out.
To call someone's ideas 'funny' and 'hilarious', and 'needing to wait for 'the crash' before many of 'them' realise who paid for the small dog' is self- indulgence- it certainly isn't mature, polite debate as the forum rules require.
Perhaps Richasdotcom might feel inclined to apologise to the OP.
I also note I wasn't the only one to note the bitterness but I don't want to contribute to having this area removed, so I'll not post any more.
Whilst you may be making some valid points I really feel that arguing with the mods is unacceptable. You may disagree with them but c'est la vie - just accept it and forget it. The boards can't run properly if the mods are forced to defend their decisions.
Great reply by Clitherokid and the Mods are doing an excellent job and all for free too...Bless em!
I too should learn to count to 10 or a 100 before I post something and so lets try and keep their work down to a minimum
Kind regards everyone..