And just to make sure everyone knows that T'Bonz and I are on the same moderation page....
When people weigh-in--and weighing-in is the very point of these Internet forums and boards
--people need to comment with greater civility and politeness.
Folks need to be mindful that when taking a contrary position to someone, the original poster is likely to feel condemned or attacked or criticized or opressed--no matter how politely the contrary position is expressed
. "How dare you disagree with me! Expressing a contrary position is an affront to my opinion!"
On the other hand, the original poster needs a bit of thicker skin. People will disagree--and that's fine. Having a contrary opinion is not inherently dismissive of your opinion; it's merely contrary.
1. Express contrary positions politely with sensitivity.
2. Don't be surprised or insulted when someone expresses a position contrary to yours.