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Old February 24, 2013, 03:18 PM   #25
Al Norris
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Join Date: June 29, 2000
Location: Rupert, Idaho
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Another thing to consider.

When I make a statement, of supposed fact, and I don't back it up with citations, everyone can easily conclude that this is just my opinion. But I'm not anonymous. I post using my name. Therefore, my posting history comes into the equation. And that is the basis for any reputation I might have in my opinion.

An anonymous person with no history, has no credibility at all, most especially when making assertions without any citations provided. The least someone can do, is to back-up their opinions or assertions with citations to the facts.

This is why we make such a big deal of members who come here with their opinions and no facts to back up that opinion. It's a double edged sword that cuts both ways.

Smoking357? Remember this when posting here. The Firing Line demands a higher threshold than most other forums on the net. This is by intention. We are a hard audience.
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