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Then maybe it's just your wording.... Perhaps if you had said something like, "I haven't yet encountered a consistent argument as to why X is true." rather than being as confrontational as "I fail to see where X is true" as if someone had asserted that X is true. Again, it's all about perception of the reader, and I get the impression you're trying to counter an argument that I don't think has been made, or at the very least certainly wasn't made by Talthas.
Post 43. I don't see anything in Talthas' post that you would have been referencing in your post #43. Specifically where you state " I fail to see how my plan is unrealistic." I fail to see where Talthas (the poster just before you) suggests that your plan is at all unrealistic, much less addresses anything you've posted in that thread. This is why *I* am confused, and I'm sure Talthas would be when he read it as well.
You specifically made an accusation, one of which I believe applied only to Mindtrap. Unless you delineate who you're talking to... Everyone will assume the accusation is intended to be against them, individually. In this thread this might not be as big of a deal, but in debate threads, it's not a good idea. If you're directing your reply to or even if you're only referencing a specific post, it is a good idea to quote it, unless you are replying to the person who replied directly before you... which, in this case, you don't appear to be.
Does that make more sense?
In the zombie apocalypse thread... I just read back and saw that you were replying to Mindtrap. Might I suggest that you actually quote him in your reply so that Talthas doesn't think you're questioning a part of his reply?
Just a suggestion. I think it might head off some confusion.
I see you're eyeballing my social group. Find anything interesting? I think my positions have change somewhat from when I created that.
I am not going to be able to have the Formal Debate with you. I revised my class schedule and it appears I am going to be super busy this semester. Still though, I encourage you to start a thread, probably in the Social Issues Forum. It should be a fun read.
Are your posts in debate forums, or in "Shooting the breeze"? Only posts in debate forums count.
Additionally, we can have a conversation on each other's wall like this. Click on my picture and respond on my wall; that way it will notify me that I have a message waiting.
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