Good lord, I know. I really need to just start avoiding them. As you can see, I've got a few riled individuals leaving me messages now. This is what I hate: when people take it personal. I try to fight the argument, not the individual. I'm not out to embarrass people or anything, I just want a clean debate.
Man, I'm glad that thread's been closed. I think the reason why those threads inevitably dissolve into flame wars is because we subconsciously look for ways to interpret others' words as provocations for argument, perhaps as a scapegoat for letting off frustration.
At any rate, see you in a month or so when a thread like that is inevitably started again. *sighs.*