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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Jan 2021 12:23 p.m. PST

Some comments on what constitutes a personal attack (which is against forum rules).

Let's say that you've posted something on the forum, and I think you're completely wrong. So I post:

Your idea is stupid!

That is a criticism, perhaps even an attack, on what you've written. It is not, however, a personal attack.

To make it a personal attack, I would have to post:

Your idea is stupid, and you are an ass!

That is now an attack on the poster, and not just a commentary on the post itself.

Personal attacks are against forum rules.

Being critical of other posts is allowed. Being grumpy, opinionated, having an attitude, being a crusty old guy or a know-it-all, and being sarcastic are not against forum rules.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2021 12:37 p.m. PST

Sigh.

Sgt Slag22 Jan 2021 12:52 p.m. PST

LOL! Love the sighing critter movie, Bashytubits! Really love the critter. Made my long, stressful Friday, much lighter than it has been. Will tip a cold one, in your honor, as soon as my day ends at 4:00 PM, my local time! Cheers!

mquarmby22 Jan 2021 1:06 p.m. PST

Thanks Bill – but can you help me with the crusty bit?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2021 1:17 p.m. PST

Another excellent GIF – well done Bashytubits!

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2021 1:33 p.m. PST

But does your mother smell of elderberries count as a personal attack (since it's on her, not you)?

I don't expect an answer. This whole discussion is already quite silly.

Stryderg22 Jan 2021 2:05 p.m. PST

If it's stupid idea and it works, then it isn't stupid.
Oh, did I miss the point?

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

For anyone who doesn't know the lil critter* is from Jim Henson's movie 'The Dark Crystal"

*I don't remember his name,tho (oops.)

von Schwartz ver 222 Jan 2021 4:26 p.m. PST

But what if his idea is stupid?

Oh, did I miss the point?

Of course you did, but then so did I.
What the hell lets all have drink!!!!!

Stryderg22 Jan 2021 8:09 p.m. PST

Now THAT is a good idea!

Goober22 Jan 2021 8:30 p.m. PST

For anyone who doesn't know the lil critter* is from Jim Henson's movie 'The Dark Crystal"

*I don't remember his name,tho (oops.)

His name is Fizgig.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2021 1:57 a.m. PST

If it's stupid idea and it works, then it isn't stupid.

Lots of people drive drunk and don't get killed. Or caught.

Choctaw23 Jan 2021 7:08 a.m. PST

Man, I'm glad sarcasm is allowed. I honestly can't converse without it.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2021 8:46 a.m. PST

What I've taken away from this entire conversation…..
We can say ass! Woohoo! I didn't know this!!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2021 9:49 a.m. PST

A certain movie and "popularity" has destroyed the ability to do a web search for certain types of picture.

Legion 423 Jan 2021 10:03 a.m. PST

Being critical of other posts is allowed. Being grumpy, opinionated, having an attitude, being a crusty old guy or a know-it-all, and being sarcastic are not against forum rules.
Good to know ! wink

Stryderg23 Jan 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Lots of people drive drunk and don't get killed.

Good point. But if people only ever took the sensible, government agency approved path, then we wouldn't have manned flight, automobiles or IPhones.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2021 2:57 p.m. PST

There's a difference between making a deliberate risk decision and being stupid.

Manned flight and the automobile were both developed in a deliberate and managed trial-and-error engineering process.

Apple was founded on criminal activity, so I'll give you that one. Coincidentally, Apple is the Big Brother of the IT world. It's OK for their founder to violate laws and steal from the public, but you better not touch their infrastructure.

von Schwartz ver 223 Jan 2021 5:01 p.m. PST

Is it just me, or did this post just make a hard left?

BobGrognard24 Jan 2021 3:02 a.m. PST

"Your idea is stupid". Try saying that to your wife and telling her that isn't a personal attack.

SpuriousMilius24 Jan 2021 12:17 p.m. PST

"Your mother was a hamster & your father smells of elderberries", oh, and your idea is stupid!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2021 2:12 p.m. PST

BobGrognard, I'm not that stupid

von Schwartz ver 224 Jan 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

BobGrognard, I'm not that stupid
Nor do we have a death wish

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2021 9:47 p.m. PST

I'm willing to push the envelope on this unexpected boon. grin

Legion 426 Jan 2021 9:52 a.m. PST

😆 You probably won't be the only one …

And I'm surprised nobody posted : "Stupid is as stupid does … ", F. Gump … 🍤

von Schwartz ver 226 Jan 2021 3:48 p.m. PST

You just did!

Legion Gump

Legion 427 Jan 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

😁

Wolfhag27 Jan 2021 10:50 a.m. PST

Bill,
It looks as if your idea to start this discussion is stupid. (smile)

Wolfhag

von Schwartz ver 227 Jan 2021 4:57 p.m. PST

Its the dawghouse for you Wolfhag!

Wolfhag28 Jan 2021 4:02 p.m. PST

I'm pushing the envelope, still here for now. I'm banned for life from Ultramodern Warfare for offending some snowflakes. I'll take it like a man.

Hugs and kisses Bill.

Wolfhag

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