MezzBox wrote:Calling another posters pov "irrational" has to be cracked down on too imo. Thats really no different than calling someone crazy. You're basically saying, without any proof, that the other poster hasn't carefully thought out their response.
i 100% disagree.
there are opinions that are dumb, and while it may edge the line and shouldn't be abused, people should be able to state that an opinion is dumb/irrational etc.
if you said "David Wright is the 5th best 3b overall in baseball"
I can say I disagree, and that communicates my opinion.
if you say "David Wright is the 600th best hitter in baseball"
me saying "i disagree" does not properly communicate my response. Because not only do I disagree, but the level to which I disagree becomes important. In that instance "this post is absolutely ridiculous" is entirely appropriate.
Not to call you out, but I noticed you mention getting personal in a lot of your responses. My feeling is that you might be being a little sensitive.
You've seen it where I will blast one of your posts in one thread, and embrace aother in another thread. It's not personal. No need to treat it as such.
calling an opinion or a post irrational isn't saying that they haven;t thought out their response, per se. It's saying one of a vast myriad of negative possibilities about the post. LOL. But if you're discussing ideas, and you want intellectual honesty in the discussion, you can't really limit someone commenting harshly on a post or opinion. I realize people can be sensitive about their own posts or opinions, but that's when you just have to back it up.
and saying "this post is ridiculous" is 100% different from saying "you are ridiculous."