Originally Posted by Matt
i dont know, most of the trolling that comes his way from the fnb boys I just don't get. They - by and large - were never really CE folk who had political issues with him, they seem to be guys from the MC/AAAC men's fashion board (long before there was an interchange), who just seem to hate the guy. I've honestly never understood it. He's always conducted himself extremely well there, is extremely knowledgable, extremely patient, and extremely generous with his sharing of his knowledge. I've never understood why he is such a shit magnet.
As has been pointed out here on SF (many, many times), I don't hesitate to talk shit to someone I disagree with and am more than comfortable with launching personal attacks and resorting to insults--to varying degrees of success. I don't talk shit to Manton. When someone mentioned that he and I would make great enemies, I respectfully declined. He is a lot smarter than me and much better versed in a wider range of topics. He also admits when he doesn't know something and won't go off on a tangent about it (the easiest way to lose an argument). JLibourel too. They are not worth my time, obviously not because I think I am above arguing with them but because I am fairly sure I would lose miserably. I guess I should exclude arguments that are opinion based and sailing or city-planning related.