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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1095 on: April 16, 2019, 12:00:46 AM »
Are you allowed to say that another poster "is somewhat arrogant", just because it is expressed as an opinion?
there are so many words and different ways of saying things, it would be impossible to make rulings on all situations.  The words "is somewhat arrogant" would probably get through.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1096 on: April 16, 2019, 12:03:28 AM »
A very personal post was directed at me on this thread a few days ago.
It's a pity this advice was not applicable in that instance?
Some topics are very active and the occasional post will get through.  Everyone has the option of reporting a post themselves.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1097 on: April 16, 2019, 12:07:00 AM »
there are so many words and different ways of saying things, it would be impossible to make rulings on all situations.  The words "is somewhat arrogant" would probably get through.

So I can call another poster "somewhat arrogant"?
Make personal comments?
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1098 on: April 16, 2019, 12:11:45 AM »
Some topics are very active and the occasional post will get through.  Everyone has the option of reporting a post themselves.

I believed it would be removed without my reporting it.
However as you seem to suggest that the wording was acceptable, there would have been no point.
I will remember for future reference that my opinions on other posters can be expressed.
Possibly the use of the word "somewhat" before the adjective does seem to make it more acceptable.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1099 on: April 16, 2019, 12:39:09 AM »
I believed it would be removed without my reporting it.
However as you seem to suggest that the wording was acceptable, there would have been no point.
I will remember for future reference that my opinions on other posters can be expressed.
Possibly the use of the word "somewhat" before the adjective does seem to make it more acceptable.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1100 on: April 16, 2019, 03:50:30 AM »
I believed it would be removed without my reporting it.
However as you seem to suggest that the wording was acceptable, there would have been no point.
I will remember for future reference that my opinions on other posters can be expressed.
Possibly the use of the word "somewhat" before the adjective does seem to make it more acceptable.
What I'm looking for is that the criticism is against the things being said, rather than against the person saying them.  Half the time I don't try or understand the argument or care about your view as long as it isn't ad hominem, abusive or harassment.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1101 on: April 16, 2019, 08:58:15 AM »
I believed it would be removed without my reporting it.
However as you seem to suggest that the wording was acceptable, there would have been no point.
I will remember for future reference that my opinions on other posters can be expressed.
Possibly the use of the word "somewhat" before the adjective does seem to make it more acceptable.

You may be convinced that asking for a review is a sign that the McCanns are innocent and that their purpose was to continue the investigation into their missing child but those are your beliefs, not facts. I find it somewhat arrogant whenever someone presents their beliefs as if they were facts.

 
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1102 on: April 16, 2019, 09:30:11 AM »
You may be convinced that asking for a review is a sign that the McCanns are innocent and that their purpose was to continue the investigation into their missing child but those are your beliefs, not facts. I find it somewhat arrogant whenever someone presents their beliefs as if they were facts.

I think it's a fact... Based on the evidence.. That the McCann's are not suspects in either investigation.....As I don't see any new, evidence against them arising I don't see that situation changing... I don't see that as arrogant
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1103 on: April 16, 2019, 09:31:01 AM »
You may be convinced that asking for a review is a sign that the McCanns are innocent and that their purpose was to continue the investigation into their missing child but those are your beliefs, not facts. I find it somewhat arrogant whenever someone presents their beliefs as if they were facts.

What do you believe they were doing?

A straight to the point succinct answer would be gratefully received as it would help rule out the chance you might suffer from the misrepresentation you claimed from future discussion.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1104 on: April 16, 2019, 09:32:03 AM »
You may be convinced that asking for a review is a sign that the McCanns are innocent and that their purpose was to continue the investigation into their missing child but those are your beliefs, not facts. I find it somewhat arrogant whenever someone presents their beliefs as if they were facts.


When you made the original post accusing me of believing that I am always right and "somewhat  arrogant", I did reply that I found your post inappropriate.
Even though you read my response and noted it, you now repeat your somewhat offensive accusation..

Not only that but you choose to start a days discussion by repeating your accusation.


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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1105 on: April 16, 2019, 09:34:04 AM »
You may be convinced that asking for a review is a sign that the McCanns are innocent and that their purpose was to continue the investigation into their missing child but those are your beliefs, not facts. I find it somewhat arrogant whenever someone presents their beliefs as if they were facts.
Look I've been called arrogant too in the past, and I recall not even knowing what that meant. 
"arrogant

adjective
having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
"he's arrogant and opinionated""

Somewhat could be even to the smallest degree.  So it isn't a harsh criticism to call someone "somewhat arrogant" in the correct circumstances, IMO.   
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1106 on: April 16, 2019, 09:34:13 AM »
I think it's a fact... Based on the evidence.. That the McCann's are not suspects in either investigation.....As I don't see any new, evidence against them arising I don't see that situation changing... I don't see that as arrogant

Indeed.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1107 on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:09 AM »
Look I've been called arrogant too in the past, and I recall not even knowing what that meant. 
"arrogant

adjective
having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
"he's arrogant and opinionated""

Somewhat could be even to the smallest degree.  So it isn't a harsh criticism to call someone "somewhat arrogant" in the correct circumstances, IMO.   

You continue to encourage name calling in my opinion.
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1108 on: April 16, 2019, 09:35:28 AM »
Look I've been called arrogant too in the past, and I recall not even knowing what that meant. 
"arrogant

adjective
having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
"he's arrogant and opinionated""

Somewhat could be even to the smallest degree.  So it isn't a harsh criticism to call someone "somewhat arrogant" in the correct circumstances, IMO.   

I will bear that in mind when replying to posts
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Re: Sceptics beliefs ?
« Reply #1109 on: April 16, 2019, 09:37:02 AM »
I also believe the McCann's are innocent and therefore believe anyone who disagrees with that is, wrong
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 09:39:15 AM by Davel »
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