Perhaps we shouldn't care to much for a scratch or so. As long as we don't fling to each others throats it's should be oké to me! The old grognards would laugh if they knew about our way of dealing with conflicts.
My website is absolutely peaceful, since I am the only player, but this is a forum guys!!
Lets tear up the pavement, and storm those barricades that divide us.
To quote John Stuart Mill: “So long as an opinion is strongly rooted in the feelings, it gains rather than loses in stability by having a preponderating weight of argument against it. For if it were accepted as a result of argument, the refutation of the argument might shake the solidity of the conviction; but when it rests solely on feeling, the worse it fares in argumentative contest, the more persuaded its adherents are that their feeling must have some deeper ground, which the arguments do not reach; and while the feeling remains, it is always throwing up fresh intrenchments of argument to repair any breach made in the old. And there are so many causes tending to make the feelings connected with this subject the most intense and most deeply-rooted of all those which gather round and protect old institutions and customs, that we need not wonder to find them as yet less undermined and loosened than any of the rest by the progress of the great modern spiritual and social transition; nor suppose that the barbarisms to which men cling longest must be less barbarisms than those which they earlier shake off.”
Sorry to disagree I am against non moderated forms and Zack is doing a good job
@Hans - Karl Weiß I certainly hope not, I’ve been massively educated by discussions on here and other fora, not in small part from your good self. But I think @tomholmberg is right, it’s too easy to trot out the same hero/villain or my grenadiers are better than your grenadiers nonsense. Thing is, you learn so much more from civilised debate. I really like it when we can introduce someone, perhaps from a related field. Family or local historians I’m particularly fond of, it’s their relative or local gravestone, everything to them but one more minute piece of the puzzle to us. Perhaps I’m still that innocent wide-eyed school boy at heart, clutching his Ugo Pericoli Waterloo book and his single Hinchliffe figure?
Let’s leave that to other forums, where the paying customers get to silence the opposition. I quite like that here your arguments have to stand or fall, not how loud you shout or who’s ear you have.
Let's not. Veterans of the old NSF recall these useless, unending battles.