"I'm not going to claim that discussions should never be personal, because that is not realistic. However, civility can exist within that space. One more example of the below, Matthew, and your posts here are going to vanish."
“By the way, are you going to answer my question or not?
‘Were you traumatized by a man in some way?’
I think we all know the answer, but go ahead."
...that is very funny, considering the below question that was posed to me and the fact that I have been calling for civility the whole thread. I was the one called "a Teabilly, Birther, a right wing-racist-misogynistic-birther-whack-job,Glenn Beck fanatic, stupid Teapublican,John Wayne wannabe type, Rambo, uptight- homophobic- RACIST, paranoid Obama-is-taking-our-guns-and-creating-a-one-world-government conservative nutter."
How about threatening deletion of those in the thread that have been making those statements instead of trying to silence the one voice that has been consistently civil, even when being attacked? If moderation is used, please make it even and fair across the board.
Peter S (who has been very civil throughout) asked me:
"Matthew, I'll ask again : what exactly concerns you about people on the trail?
Have you had a traumatising experience?"
---I answered the question. No big deal. It was a good question that directly related to my position.
""Will we PLEASE get back on topic, now?.........does anyone think guns on trails while backpacking are tools, like a first aid kit or a sleeping mat or a pocket knife? If not, why?"
This was a thread intended to be a funny rip-off of the dogs on trail thread. And it was until you took it seriously. (I'm not sure how you would.) So yes, please get back on topic and add some humor or stop posting."
---I know it was. The humor was not lost on me at all, but the main topic was are guns a tool or not. By the way, I have tried to lighten the thread several times and keep getting attacked. See the below post I made when the "racism" accusation reared it's ugly head:
"Good one, Ken. Maybe we should all lighten up.
Black White Supremacist: