a. An Audience?
b. They wish to be convinced?
c. You want to be known as the person who is right?
This "debate" as you have put it started out as a discussion between both of you and I do not see this as a place where you need to convince the "audience" who is right. I would even go as far as to say that this is a fallacy in itself.
Like I have mentioned earlier, you can choose to go on if you want but you need to ask yourself what you will get out of it a the end of the day.
This sub-forum is very angsty as it is. I do not see the need for anymore of such angst.
Really? Then I think you should understand the seriousness of the allegations as I've explained in Post #56.
This is not just about somebody commenting that someone else's photo "sucks". A person makes wild, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations of racism and bigotry and you just want to let it go. Wow.
BTW, dictionary.com defines angst as "A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression." I don't think that is suitable to describe this thread or this sub-forum. I would say that there are sometimes ill-feelings caused by people whose debates degenerate into personal insults and flame wars arising from vastly differing viewpoints.
Last edited by waileong; 25th September 2007 at 02:15 PM.
May i ask that you;
i. Be clear in your mind what you wish to achieve.
ii. Decide on a course of action so as to achieve your aim.
Either way, i am not particularly interested how this pans out if you feel that you feel that the allegation is serious enough, do contact DP and sort it out privately via PM or seek legal recourse for slander if you think it warrants such attention.
I do not see the need for verbal sparring here. I am simply not interested in letting this place become an arena.
Last edited by Wolfgang; 25th September 2007 at 02:16 PM.
You believe yourself to be right and nothing I say would convince you otherwise. I take no sides in this matter except to ensure that the forum does not get plagued by malcontents and people who believe that its fun to cause strife.
As mentioned, i care not about how this turns out. You either put up or shut up. If you deem DP's allegation serious enough, be my guest, seek legal recourse or well, contact him via PM and settle it amicably.
All i ask is both party stop this incessant chatter about who is right or who started it first. This is akin to a primary school child in class putting up his hands and crying plaintively to the teacher, "Teacher, he took my eraser..."
This is not about who started it first. Or about who is right. Seriously...
Everyone's actions are in the open and people can form their own opinions.
If you don't understand why things in this sub-forum happen the way they do, things will continue the way they do (ie full of "angst", if you want to call it that).