"This is happening increasingly here on BPL. Its really quite simple, you can disagree with an opinion and challenge it politely, but judging the person shouldn't be tolerated. That line gets crossed when you attack the person not their point."
I am 100% with you Derrick and it was my frustration at being insulted and maligned out of the blue that started this whole nonsense.
I promised myself I wouldn't do this and I'm very sorry for dragging this out but I feel obliged to defend myself and set the record straight since many of the original posts have been edited.
Davey, this all started when you accused me of being a "troll". When I went to defend myself I said "don't be an idiot" which I feel was justified! You then went about trolling ME, hijacking other threads to harass me and get back at me like a child. I perhaps unwisely commented here on some similar behaviour directed at someone else, and you again felt the need to chime in and antagonise me. I posted a hotly worded response which I immediately deleted because I decided it was inappropriate (not to mention futile) even though it was fully warranted. You continued to post harassing and insulting comments and pictures etc. even while I was trying to put an end to things.
You may not be an idiot or an asshole normally, but you sure have acted like one towards me. I'm not a troll nor am I "super aggressive". I was trying to defend myself and get you to leave me alone. I come here to share my opinions and participate in discussions amicably and politely and I (perhaps stupidly) expected the same of others. I apologise for calling you an idiot, and to everyone else who had to witness this absurd exchange. I don't expect I will get the same courtesy from you.