Rats! I am always trying to enchant you. Sorry about that.
You should stop trying to be clever. It does not come off well. It betrays a prejudice going into the conversation. It tells me you are not open minded and makes me think my efforts to talk to you are going to be a waste of my time. It suggests you have no respect. It is like when some fundie comes in and starts ridiculing science for constantly changing. You just know the conversation is hopeless. I hope that is not the case now.
Let me make my original point another way. You lying about your relationship makes me question your integrity. It is not that we simply have a difference of opinion. You have been deceptive. What was the point of your deception? You should be able to understand and address my point and my apprehensions as a member of the community.
It reflects poorly on you.
Ha-ha-ha-ha. You kill me. How does this reflect poorly on me oh mighty one? Were you a dictator in another life?
If you are saying you don't care what the people in this internet community think of you, then you miss the point of what a community means. You have not dealt openly and honestly. That is a betrayal of sorts, within the community. But for what reason? You have not answered that. If you think that it is a requirement that I have some "mighty" status to expect this simple respect, then you have a problem.
Calls into question?!? Who the heck do you think you are? My purpose was clear from the get-go.
Who do you think you
are? You think you can deal dishonestly and not be called on it? You think that the anonymity of the internet means there are no standards of interpersonal conduct?
You purpose was not clear and it still is not. You little sister solicited opinions. Presumably if she wanted yours, she could have called, emailed or talked face to face, whatever your situation may be. Your input was redundant, unnecessary. So what was the point of broadcasting it?
Whether safe or dangerous, it's an assumption, and we all know where that leads.
Cutesy answers get us nowhere. That was a question to you, and phrased as such. You did not answer, but instead gave a dodge.
Even if she did "know my position", it matters not; it's a public forum and an open conversation which others may benefit from (it's not all about you).
Who benefit from your responses? They were directly related to your sister's situation and were hardly universally applicable. And that is a bit presumptuous to think your input was beneficial. Characterizing my position as advocating drubbing the elderly benefited no one.
If so, why bother arguing with me (or L6 or anyone else)? She asked for advice and got it.
Why should I be excluded from the thread? You're not making any sense.
Dodge. Asserting I make no sense is just a distraction. I did not say you should be excluded. Answer the question. Why argue with me or L6 or anyone else?
Why are you spending so much energy trying to prove us wrong?
Geesh, you sound like a creationist.
Or, I might be close enough to know better.
You might. Or you might be so riled up that you cannot see things clearly.
Why do you call it arguing? It's a discussion on a forum. What do you expect?
I call it arguing because that is what it is. In a normal "discussion" people do not use such hyperbole as to mischaracterize the other person as you have done. You normally see that type of dirty pool in arguments, particularly arguments that are highly emotionally charged. The kind where people lose perspective.
In your case, arguing in the forum is completely unnecessary, since you have an inside track. So, I ask again, why spend the effort and energy on showing how I am wrong?
Are you sure you aren't riled up?
Yes; thanks for asking.
That was rhetorical. I think it is pretty clear you are
bothered by my position.
Right. But are you suggesting that your comments are off limits? If so, just let me know and I'll happily leave 'em alone.
No. I am saying given your position your responses are completely unnecessary. Your participation in this thread is completely unnecessary. So why are you participating?
But according to you, the only advice anyone is allowed to give is the advice you deem acceptable
No, that's according to you. Your words.
Kindly, quote my words. You are making a habit of attributing positions to me that I do not actually hold. Then, when I ask for references, you produce none. That is disrespectful and fallacious.
If you don't want "arrogant arm-chair expert" advice, then don't ask the question of amateurs in the first place.
I never said I didn't want to hear it, it's a free exchange of ideas & opinions, and I have mine.
But to characterize it as you have is to be dismissive of it, which is to say you don't want to hear it. What is the point of hearing other opinions if you are so derisive toward them? And if we know "diddly squat" - a condition for which you and your sister are entirely responsible - why would you even bother asking the question without giving enough information? Why would you be so surprised by the low quality