[EM] Re: Over the top personal comments
6049awj02 at sneakemail.com
Mon May 9 22:48:48 PDT 2005
Rob Lanphier robla-at-robla.net |EMlist| wrote:
> Please stop the personal attacks and profanity. Attacking ideas is
> fine. Attacking people is not.
My sincere apologies for the profanity and the personal attacks. They
Let me remind everyone, however, that I did *not* get personal with Mike
until he started with his characteristic insults. I simply corrected his
erroneous statement about the Condorcet criterion, and he rebutted with
a flurry of patronizing personal insults, as he often does to me and
others. If you don't believe it, read the archive.
You might also recall that Mike posted a despicable lie a few weeks ago
to the effect that I had attempted to claim credit for "discovering"
DMC/RAV. I then provided a link to my first post on the topic, in which
I had clearly stated that someone else had suggested the method over a
year earlier (but then apparently dropped it).
I'd rather be called a bad word than to have a lie started saying that I
had tried to falsely claim credit for originating an important idea that
everyone knows I didn't originate.
Let me point out also that I have consistently shown respect for
everyone on this forum except Mike. On the other hand, Mike routinely
disrespects, patronizes, denigrates, and insults several participants.
My profanity was an inappropriate response to his offensive tactics, but
complete passivity only encourages more of the same and leads Mike to
think he is "winning" the debate.
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