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Old 2nd October 2017, 09:48 PM   #173
Blue Mountain
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
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There's no neutral third party, Uppie. You are appealing to woo.
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With respect, Darth Rotor, replacing Upchurch's name with Uppie can be construed as disrespectful and a violation of rule 0. Upchurch doesn't appear to have taken offence, but to others (well, me) it looks bad and reflects poorly on you. You should be able to state your case without going for apparent ad homs.
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