reply to post by Ops4Ops
Everyone here can learn something. Attitude has quite a bit to do with that.
If you're closed off to accepting information foreign to you because the presentation or delivery of the information sucks, well, fault can be found
on both sides, but, not everyone here is here to be anyone's friend.
It also comes down to maturity, not necessarily age. I'm talking about the level of maturity that allows one to disagree, argue, and be a total odds
with another's opinion or outlook on something, yet, still remain civil, and even become fast friends with someone.
It's easy to be friends with people you agree with, people you like, people that have a similar level of intelligence, learning and understanding as
Going beyond that, and culturing friendship with someone you disagree with Is a level we should all strive towards.
Anyone can scrawl something on the bathroom wall, but, it takes a hero to poop on the ceiling.
This doesn't mean that topics that have been researched, organized, and put together with sophistication are any better or worse than the simple
scrawls on the bathroom wall. There is, however, a certain level of respect that should be extended to those that do indeed take quite a bit of time
in organizing a thorough topic post, regardless of whether you agree or disagree on the topic.
If it's important enough to post, it should be important enough to post properly, with sources, links, diagrams, and peripheral material.
edit on 31-1-2012 by nineix because: (no reason given)