does this seem like flamebaiting to anyone else?
^this being the thread in question.
Actually, it's threads like that which should give Democrats reason to listen and think about where the Party is heading. I hardly consider it "flamebaiting."
Baiting is all about tone, not content, Eut. As you should know by now.
'I'm a progressive Democrat, but your topic was shut down simply because it made excellent points.
It's completely wrong, but next time either make less effective points, or become a progressive Democrat, like I did'
From one of the guys who asked for the closing.
I don't consider it to be flamebaiting in the least. He raises more than a few valid points, actually. If what he says is all it takes to be considered flamebaiting, then I have several hundred names to offer, including mine.
I've got a problem with the ten points, and the length.
They're good points, even from the other side of the world.
But where's the topic? It's a little essay, not a debating topic.
We're just going to have a freewheeling debate on every major political issue in the US? You know how that's going to end.
No, it's not flamebait.
There should be some other word for it.
C&T seems trollish to me, and I've called him on it, but the thread itself is not really flamebaiting, unless partisanship is going to be called flamebaiting. In which case...well...most everyone's post counts would stagnate.