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Postby cannedmoose » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:46 pm

I think the whole discussion with Piratis got a bit heated when he started throwing abuse around. My fault also for allowing it to develop into that but what can you do when someone calls you a SOB etc.? The whole point of the forum is supposed to be about challenging stereotypes, promoting dialogue and finding a solution to problems amongst ourselves. With certain people, the dialogue seems to be about promoting antagonism and hate, I just don't get it.

Anyways, in future where certain individuals create an issue, I think I'll adopt the policy of 'turning the other cheek' and rising above insults, let's make this a place of real debate, not a slagging match.
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Postby -mikkie2- » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:38 pm

Personally, I think the treatment that Piratis has received by some forum members is disgraceful.
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Postby cannedmoose » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:10 pm

-mikkie2- wrote:Personally, I think the treatment that Piratis has received by some forum members is disgraceful.


I agree, and I admit to having been party to that at times for which I apologise to both Piratis and any other member of the forum who might have been offended. But you should also recognise that the treatment dealt out by Piratis shows a massive lack of respect for the opinions of some others. It's also inappropriate to be referred to as an 'SOB' as he labelled me today.

Given that I don't know the chap, it's all water off a ducks back to be honest, but there's a certain level of courtesy that one expects from fellow human beings, particularly in a forum such as this that attracts high-quality individuals, and general abuse is not what I expect to receive. If I wanted that I'd visit a chat room. So, it's not all one-way traffic mikkie, Piratis bears responsibility for his fair share of this also.

Since this site touches upon sensitive issues, in which people have first-hand involvement, we should expect heated arguments to arise, but it is possible to have these without them turning abusive.
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Postby brother » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:20 pm

To true cannedmoose, but i did try to warn against the stuff that AA was posting and so did piratis but suddenly he flipped and started to fling mud around.
But anyway i guess we have all learned something so lets move on. :)
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