Garethw87 wrote:I am not aggressive in any way. I have the right to my view if somebody starts a discussion topic surely? Where's the fun if we all agree?
Go ahead, but unless you specify otherwise we're going to pick at it as we please, and if you do specify otherwise we won't treat it as a legitimate challenge of other ideas. In other words, if you think it's just your opinion, so will we.
Garethw87 wrote:A problem I have is that the tone of replies by...
Linguoboy, Modgethanc and Set
Not only is this General Topics; it's a thread about equality - a fucking war zone from its inception. You're bound to run into this on any such thread regardless of who's posting.
Garethw87 wrote:Especially when they are ever proved wrong or if somebody doesn't agree with them on a topic is disgusting!
The fact is, there's no graceful way to lose an argument; if you realize your points are ass, you may as well keep going. If they keep getting stricken down, you won't be any worse off, and maybe your opponent will just leave or something. Actual acceptance that one is simply "wrong" is pretty rare. I try to focus more on whose points make more sense than on who's putting on a better show, though a skilled debater makes it difficult to differentiate the two. I consider debates to just be an organized setting for putting points out there.
Garethw87 wrote:But its just a forum, so why get so bothered about it?
I dunno; I get as bothered by the drama here as in real life.
Anyway, indeed. What do you think is the best way to get a real gender-neutral singular pronoun widely used in English? I'm fine with xe
or whatever; I just want the Anglophone world to goddamn pick one already.