“most of your post was, indeed, fine and you should feel free to post it again.”
Fair enough, and thanks, Ron. Since you haven't given me any indication what part of my post you saw as being a “personal attack”, either in this forum or by email, then it's impossible for me to exclude that part in a repost. All I can do, I'm afraid, is post what I recall having said and trust that you'll delete the part you feel is a personal attack. I certainly don't want to offend Jaime again.
I’ll break my three line post down into separate sections, number each, double space, thereby hopefully making it easy for you to point out the part(s) by deleting the text that made it a “personal attack” so in future I won’t make the same mistake and neither of us will have to sit around waiting for a reply by email.
1. Said Hi to Jaime
2. Mentioned something about no supporting evidence for any of the statements in his post.
2a. Also mentioned that the language used in the post was offensive to many people.
2b. Said that because of 2 & 2a, in my opinion, that made the post a rant. In a do over, I'd probably also characterize the post as being inflammatory.
3. Wished Jaime a pleasant evening.
Which of those statements contain the personal, the ad hominem attack? I can understand that if I had called Jaime a boorish ranter, a racist, a flamer, then that would be a personal attack. Since my statements addressed only the post, not the character or the intentions of the poster, nor was I in any way judging Jaime personally, then I really do have difficulty understanding why you labeled it a “personal attack”.
Now contrast my statements about Jaime’s post with those below which are personally directed, judgmental, fallacious, disparaging, and put words in the mouths of posters they never said, then perhaps you can understand why I’m confused about why my post was considered a personal attack and removed and these, in a post that was reported as being inappropriate, weren’t:
“Now, it seems that Jennifer feels disrespected and insulted, and refuses to let it go”
"Balladeer feels like he is being ganged up on, and is taking his ball and going home."
[This message has been edited by Ron (09-12-2008 09:22 AM).]