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I strongly disagree (more) (archive)

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Posted by DoubleBimmer on November 24, 1999 at 02:58:41:

In Reply to: Im the dude accused of flaming from down below posted by with a truce suggestion. (friendly) on November 23, 1999 at 19:15:39:

The point of this board *is* to discuss "X vs Y", so that people can make a better informed opinion. The problem with your earlier post below is that you were rude and unfriendly!

For example: before I made my decision on specs, I was interested to know about the differences between the 328 and 323, or the HK vs no HK before I went to the dealer. I was *way* better informed to make a decision that suited me after the discussions. So I *do* care what other people think.

Discussions become nasty when you say things like "u've never seen a good pic of it cuz there is no - such thing! They are bland wheels". That is just offensive and flame bait! How on earth can you say "cuz there is no such thing" without fear of reprisal? The wheels may be bland TO YOU, but to others they may not. OTOH, to continue with this example, if you had said that other wheels were availabe which may actually look better, that would not have offended anyone (I think) and would have been the foundation for a *good* discussion.

But it is quite healthy that you recognize that you "too am guilty for my part in this", and if you are sincere, then I respect that.

: Next time why dont we avoid post topic's such as "X vs. Y" or such, as we know it causes a disagreement between people. The only way u can really find out if X or Y is better is if you discover it urself, and info can be had at the dealer. Try them both out and decide on one. Other peopl have many reasons behind their choices, which would probably not be relevent to you.

: When a post appears as something VS something else, it pits ppl against each other and things become heated if not nasty. Both may be good options, but people become defensive about their particular choice, and it doesnt become helpful at all. Choices like those can only be valued by the person paying the money, not what other ppl think. Atleast that is how i decide if i wanted or did not want something.

: btw... i too am guilty for my part in this.

: Thanks,

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