American Dream » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm wrote:I'm going to pass on that at this point in time, Robert. While Elvis is just as entitled as anyone else to make comments on other posts, I am not interested in getting into a "thing" about it right now. I often find those sorts of interactions across polarized difference to be unhelpful, both for myself and for the board. I think there's content in the general guidelines that cautions about those sorts of things and I'm going to stay on the side of not feeding the flames of escalating or unhelpful arguments, which I believe to be a generally good thing to do.
I have some points of clarification and discussion for you but not in this moment, nor in this thread.stillrobertpaulsen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:55 pm wrote:I appreciate you making an effort to give us your perspective of the article you're sharing, American Dream. But what do you really think about it, aside from it not being warmongering? Do you think perhaps Elvis is correct with his point where this one-sided writer is incorrect?
To be clear, I didn't mention the critique Elvis made to try to start an unhelpful argument. The content in the general guidelines you're referring to encourages arguments to be "issue-based" in the hopes they will "generate more light than heat" as Jeff puts it. If I wanted to start a flame war, I would have mentioned MacCruiskeen's objections. I didn't realize that you had the same "polarized difference" toward Elvis. Frankly, I really wasn't aware of any antagonism between you two beyond issue-based arguments. Is that really the case?
My question to you was done because, as my co-moderator put it, any editorializing on copypasta should "put a human touch on the information." So that's why I'm curious, what do you really think about it, aside from it not being warmongering?