I posted that I couldn't find a flame-shield smiley, so the latter half of my post was a bit sarcastic. I personally love to debate. Some things, though, seem to get a little nasty at times (which can happen) so it was more of a general comment and not specifically aimed at anyone in particular. When I'm debating someone, I often miss the fact that there may be spectators who may not take things as the debaters intend.
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
Case in point: My post was aimed at some of the more nasty comments I've read, not at apparent/seeming inconsistencies or pointing them out. I do that all the time in debates & arguments. The contrary comment was not contrary to themselves, but contrary to what others say, and not occasional, but as a matter of habit. (Think Argument Clinic.)
So, I should have been more careful (or verbose, but I tend to be verbose enough as it is).
Being online, instead of in person, robs us of voice tone, non-verbal cues, and the ability to quickly clarify a position (or disposition) to a spectator.
Last edited by Truzi; 08-27-2013 at 10:28 PM. Click to view previous post history.