That's a ridiculous argument Dave.
I dispute that.
You have justified using Ignore with assertions which essentially mean the same thing.
U accuse me of redundance ?
I can understand people using the facility but not them staying in a debate.
That 's plausible.
Try it at the social level.
At a dinner party you should not put your hands over your ears
when a particular person is giving his views. You should leave the room.
It has been my practice to avoid contact with people with whom I choose not to interact.
And you should decline invitations when you think views will be presented that you can't handle.
Null class; I can "handle" anything. Its not difficult; whether I choose
to do so or not is another question.
My choice is not usually based upon the substance
of the message,
unless that is of no interest to me; e.g., if someone is about to
give his opinions of baseball players,
I 'll have no interest in that, but if I know from experience that
a particular speaker is too stupid for my taste, I might have
written him off, with no more interest in his expressions
than in the barking of a dog.
There have been a few such members in this forum.
I have no
duty to listen; admittedly, there IS
a forlorn chance
that one of them might come out with something good,
I may have deemed the chances too low to bother about,
the same way that I do not scrutinize the streets for fallen $20 Gold pieces
The foolishness is in announcing it when there is no need to do so.
Nonsense; I was having a discussion with Ionus on the subject of conversing with them, or not
I explained my reasoning
. I invoke my freedom of speech, Spendius.
It's pointless saying that people are "not able to reason" and that "their ejecta is known to be devoid of value".
It is not "pointless" to mention it, if it is true
U might as well argue with a pig, for all the good it will do u.
Reasoning only works if it is heard by someone who is able to comprehend it.
Do u understand that concept ?
The whole point of debate is to be presented with views one is not comfortable with.
; I have never opposed that. As a lover of laissez faire
capitalism, I have enjoyed argument with commies n nazis.
I have also put members on Ignore
who employ frequent obscenity
, that I prefer not to cognize.