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Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:22 pm +0000
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I've been reading TUB daily for over 32 years now and I was not, until recently, aware of the discussion board.
I am SO glad I found this forum and expect to participate in some meaningful discussions and dialogue.

I was rather saddened and dismayed, however, to be "flamed" by self-appointed defenders of the faith
who questioned my motives. Admittedly I was brash with a few of my early posts, but I never ridiculed
anyone and have tried to abide by the rules of the board. I was met with rather rude belittlement.

Example:
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:27 am +0000
"Your lack of knowledge is rather profound sir."
"But you are spreading falsehood sir...blatanly and pulicly....and, apparently out of pure ignorance"

When I apologized I received:

Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:56 pm +0000
"Well...now that this fool has removed his mask to reveal....the fool beneath"
:!:

I sincerely hope I can participate in open minded and supportive discussions in the future.


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Part of the exercise of participating in a discussion board is practicing and learning how to interact with others who may see things in a light different from our own. So it's a matter of learning to give and take and to exhibit tolerance and tact. We discourage personal attacks -- discussing ideas is appropriate, disparaging anyone personally is unacceptable. We'll be a bit more judicious now -- thank you for pointing this out.

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Larry


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Thanks for your clarifications.
Now I feel sorry I even mentioned something negative. :oops:
As site admin you may have the power to delete posts, and if so you have my approval to remove mine above
if you think that would be a more peaceful solution.

Meanwhile I remain impressed with the depth of knowledge and the broad spectrum of responses I see here.
My thanks to all the people who make it possible.


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