The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469   Message #3292147
Posted By: Vic Smith
18-Jan-12 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Can't you see, Jim, that by resorting to insults (which Bryan has not done as far as I can read) that you are allowing the bottom to fall out of your arguments.

It is as if you cannot find suitable retorts to Bryan's points. You are perfectly right to say "you are not the only one expending far to(o) much on this squalid one-to-one" and call a halt to it, but the preceding insult - even if you are angry - can only weaken your case.

There does come a time in threads where two are arguing from entrenched positions when it would be better for the good of the board for those participants to turn to the use of PMs