It is unfortunate when members “get sideways” with each other in the interest of good pizza making. It happens on all forums and sometimes we lose good contributors. I hope this doesn’t happen here and I sincerely hope that cooler minds will prevail.
It is the nature of discussion forums. The trouble is that readers often learn best when both sides of an argument are presented, I know that I do. Differing perspectives are one of the things that make forums such a great learning opportunity. I really like that contributors are judged by their words (and pie pictures) and not by age/job title/looks, etc. Still, confrontational discussion can be a slippery slope which devolves into alienating one or both parties. We need a safe word. Until we have that, I would also like thank Steve for “turning down the heat” – and – equally thanks to Peter for his appeal for better understanding. Both posts took courage, IMO.
Most of the technical discussion was over my head but maybe someday I’ll catch up. In the meantime, I greatly appreciate Craig’s contributions and have learned a lot reading his many posts. I don’t remember reading many of Ian’s comments, but I respect his sincere intent.