This tone was not as you described it later to ur defenseJoe you make me laugh, i havent laughed this hard since 5 min ago when a guy on penny arcade claimed his post was the equivelent of Einstein and Relativity. But since then, man this takes the cake woot woot joe.
Joe was absolutly right that you were being arrogant, petty and a flat out prick...[my words not his]...i know you in person and i know what you claimed after the fact to not be true...i have seen you writing these posts to joe at your house...i have seen your arrogance and cockyness as you "pwn him"... but i unlike him dont have the decency hide those names that describe how you were acting in the forums......joe does seen to though in this post. He was nice enough to have grouped ur attitude in a nice lil package called ad hominim....and maybe your right tom he may have misused the concept, i personally dont believe he did, but say he did, it still got the intent of what you were doing across...i want attacking you i was actually being honest u make me laugh and it made me happy no character attack also its not a hominem unless character is taking the place of the argument.
The fact that you would cover it up and say you werent acting like a prick disgusts me even more...Tom i am one of your best friends and i know your tone wasnt as you said it was... But the biggest thing that puzzles me is why the hell you brought it into this forum in the first place...Joe started this post with a feeling of openness and equality when he said
he wasnt saying he had all the answers like your posts obviously claim with there tone and there clear cut lists with answers.some people posting here are having a hard time being rational in their arguments. in order to make any progress, we'll need to agree on some principles of thought. i'm a high school dropout, so pardon me if i make some mistakes along the way.
I am not trying either to paint joe out as a victim here...he certainly held his own in a logical and cool headed manner...as for you tom i say two words...for shame...for shame you couldnt rise up to the challenge to put petty past conflicts aside in the persuit of truth...I hope you can see what i wrote here not as a betrayle but a friend trying to help you see what most people as i believe see you when you act in this manner.
*please excuse any gramatical errors that you may come across...