|Trash talk is entertainment for some people|
He didn't give up after I stopped posting on Nextdoor. He emailed me privately, trash talked me on public forums and this website and even now to this day he trash talks me on Nextdoor in full knowledge that I cannot respond.
It is called abusive ad hominem.
Abusive ad hominem usually involves attacking the traits of an opponent as a means to invalidate their argument(s). Equating someone's character with the soundness of their argument is a logical fallacy.
Challenging IDEAS and DECISIONS is not the same as attacking someone's character. Some thin skinned people don't understand that it is perfectly okay to "agree to disagree" and set aside differences after discussing ideas thoroughly. For some, it is too much for their frail egos to bear. This is why I am just as happy not to engage some folks.
I welcome your ideas here and especially a full discussion of issues using the "treat others like you want to be treated" standard of discourse. I particularly want to hear from you if you think I have been unfair to anyone and why.
Everyone play nice in the sandbox please. We are neighbors.