hollus wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:59 pm
Asking for information, is OK.
Demanding information, is not so OK. No one is on trial.
"Please provide a source" is ok, "Provide a source" isn't? Is that where the line is? The former is a request, the later a demand. It's a semantic difference for many, especially non-native English speakers.
Not having a go, dear moderator, just pointing out that there is a very fine line here.
If someone states a "fact", either directly or by the manner of their post, it's not unreasonable on a technical forum for others to ask for sources / background.
If someone expresses an opinion, then that's "freedom of speech" stuff and should be considered accordingly by all concerned.
If asked for sources when "facts" are stated, giving extremely general references that don't actually deal with the issue being discussed is not great. This is a technical forum - reference a fact or state that it's an opinion. It's not a tricky thing to ask forum members to do.
If you can't substantiate a point, then say it's an opinion. If someone states a "fact" without substantiation then, in my opinion, the mods should be dealing with that post, not the ones requesting clarification.
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