A Shared Watering Hole for both Neophyte and Expert
A simple, "I disagree, and here's why..." is all that's necessary to convey your point and still promote healthy discussion. But if the purpose is to bully someone into not responding....
Censoring Party wrote:
you aren't helping anybody by posting large amounts of questions about a topic you don't understand. Even after 12 messages in the thread you still made it clear you didn't understand the original post. *
Some people post to help others, some to learn. Sometimes a posting does both, sometimes neither.
But, at least in my opinion, someone with superior knowledge in a subject area shouldn't berate, demean or denigrate those with lesser knowledge who are attempting to broaden that knowledge by asking questions or engaging in an intellectually honest dialog... especially cutting in and doing so in a manner intended to interrupt such a dialog between two other people... calling one of them a dummy.
These forums are filled with dumb questions posed by the ignorant. I think that is one of their main attractions for the majority of us users (the dummies). If someone is so stupid as to irritate you, don't read their postings. That is what I do. How hard is that?
But butting into someone else's discussion to censor someone for being ignorant while they are attempting to learn from another... that is going a bit far isn't it?
* Note: Most intriguing, apparently "Censoring Party", an expert in the very subject matter
of the thread he complains of, was himself unable to answer the question posed by the original poster in a thread (apparently not even understanding the question). I am still attempting to determine what to make of that. The original poster's question remains yet unanswered by the expert Censoring Party!