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My post although right below yours (if indeed it was) was not addressing you personally. I was commenting on the thread in general. He was being attacked personally. I don't know him nor care really whether it was KR or someone else but I personally find it very distasteful and weak. When I see it I'll stand up against it as I can. Even if it were against G.W.Bush, Obama, or Bill Gates who I feel are satan's minions. Disempower them, attack their deeds, show the truth; but personally attacking them with discrediting remarks, slights, and insults in a serious manner rubs me the wrong way and I believe shows a very weak intellect. There was a lot of it in the thread so I said something.
As far as what qualifies as personal attacks I detect it by the english. "He is a clown." is a personal attack. "He acts like a clown..." is less so. "He uses clown tactics..." is more acceptable. "The articles he writes and the tests he performs are often incorrect." with links specifying a few is also fine but "His tests are daft and his writing absurd..." with no references is borderline and on the personal side - especially considering the adjectives used. Further, the lack of any actual references, quotes, or links only serves to disqualify any points that may have actually been valid and makes the person making the comments look like a bitter jealous twit. Anyway, that's how see it. Quoting someone and saying "that's a moronic reply" is probably offensive but to me it's completely different than saying "you're a moron", "what a moron", or "he's a moron." if the tone is serious. I'm not saying that I think others should or shouldn't adopt this criteria; it's simply what I go by.