redbugpest wrote:It is the extremist efforts of some of the like minded folks that actually hurt your credibility, and your ability to persuade others that your point of view is more relevant. That is what gets my ire up.
I’m happy to have a discussion on it, I’m happy to revise my point of view in light of new information that I feel is credible and supported by facts.
But, I may never fully agree with you, and do not deserve to be treated in a demeaning or insulting manor when I express my opinion on third party sites (aka Amazon). Here, well, this is your house, so I have to take what is given, just as I have that right at my armies of Chaos site. My house, my rules.
We may not agree, but we need to move the argument back to a position of mutual respect, and in doing so, others who may be on the fence will pick a side based on the merits of the arguments that each side makes.
I saw in a post that Freak would love to have more of us “preeks” here for more debate, but so long as the talk is all in the language of hate from both sides, people will probably just keep going else ware.
Am I making sense to you?
I'd like to say that people here will treat you with mutual respect but I can't promise that.
First, you must understand our hate. Most of us did not read KJA's Dune books just so we'd have something to hate. We were lied to. We were told we must read the six prequels in order for the sequels to make sense. Then, when the sequels were written, the only thing that wouldn't have made sense without them is the characters they made up in the prequels! (Omnius and Erasmus).
NOW, it has become personal, you see. We were lied to and made to read these crappy books for no reason.
All I can promise is that at least I will try to discuss these things civily.