Originally Posted by MastersRacer
Closing the thread illustrates that civility, respect for others and tolerance of differing opinions are expected in order to particpate in this forum much as it is in places where it actually matters, such as in real life.
opinion - is a subjective belief, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. However, it can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analysing the supporting arguments. In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person's perspective, understanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs.
The deal was what stated this entire mess, was someone who was posting up his opinion as if was fact. About something that is indeed a fact. If he wants to change the facts of physics and their affect on skiing, he is going to have try much harder than posting an unsubstantiated opinion up on the net.
I can tolerates other opinions as long as they are knowledgeable with enough experience about the given subject.
Someone like S6s and I like katana, thats fine that opinion and it what works best for you.
I like Spaghetti and you like lasagna, cool maybe we will cook for each other.
those are opinions you can argue them to the day is blue, but why would you one is not better than the other.
In the thread locking, we were arguing quantifiable actions being done by a skier in a crud skiing environment. I said it nicely first and got called out, saying I didnt ski hard enough terrain because I never traverse or shopped for turns. Basically do not argue quantifiable facts and actions with your opinion based on your own short comings, lack of knowledge, and or stubbornness.