Posted: 1/22/2013 9:54 PM
HeadHole wrote: "Thanks for the link, but no personal attacks!"-- You are welcome.Link requests/demands are funny things.Some requests for a link appear to be a belief that the statement made is questionable at best and any information supplied will be used to suit whatever agenda the requester has as he undercuts the original statement. To that extent, a request for a link can be seen as a "personal attack". Some requests for a link are even-handed and merely an honest attempt to gather information so it can be evaluated and objectively judged. That contains no "personal attack" at that level.So I tend to be suspicious of any link request during the course of any conversation. But all things are dependent on their context and there are, in fact, times when additional information can serve the greater good and link requests are not merely a sign of intellectual laziness or devious intentions.
Last edited 1/22/2013 9:56 PM by kosartoslaughter
Posted: 1/23/2013 11:56 AM
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:25 AM
HeadHole wrote: "no; you called me a baby for even asking about it...that is a personal attack."-- Now I see where you are coming from! I wrote something like: I'll lay it on you. Baby.As in: I'm going to lay it on you, baby.As in: Now I'm going to reveal the truth.In that context "baby" is merely a way to say "buddy" or to indicate sincerity. At least in my little mind. I see it as a 70's thing and did not mean it in a hurtful or bad way. In fact, I was poking fun at myself for spending so much time on an irrelevant Harbaugh thing. I wasn't calling you a baby in the negative way. Just in a "buddy" way. I actually mean this sincerely.Again, some link requests indicate an honest desire for information and aren't an underhanded way to attack a person or a desperate attempt to confuse things in a debate-like manner. I believe yours was a "good" link request.
Posted: 1/24/2013 11:07 AM
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