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originally posted by: gallop
When I disagree with someone, I stalk them from the shadows. I hide between forums and seek out their real ID. I then find pictures of their dog, the names of their family, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts.. I peruse their posting history on archives, and see them as the innocent person they once were, willingly giving out so many details.
Then I create a website devoted to them, with every aspect of their life in chronological detail, displayed for the world to see replete with images, photographs, birth certificates, voting records and so on.
It is only then, when they are begging for mercy.. do I relinquish my power and say "Well don't disagree next time."
True story.. did that to a guy on usenet once..
originally posted by: Gryphon66
There’s a big difference in how I used to handle disagreements and what I try to do now.
I try to leave obvious opinions alone.
I try to leave obvious trolls alone.
I stop my input into the discussion when the other poster is dishonest or simply fallacious.
I try to deal and comment only on the facts unless I’m interested enough to express my opinion.
I try to keep it in perspective when I fail miserably at any of the above.