locked Re: Draft Code of Conduct

Green Fizzpops

This might help :
ad hominem - You attack your opponent's character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument.

Ad hominem attacks can take the form of overtly attacking somebody, or more subtly casting doubt on their character or personal attributes as a way to discredit their argument. The result of an ad hom attack can be to undermine someone's case without actually having to engage with it.

Example: After Sally presents an eloquent and compelling case for a more equitable taxation system, Sam asks the audience whether we should believe anything from a woman who isn't married, was once arrested, and smells a bit weird.

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 8:27 PM, RichardTE <RichardTE@...> wrote:

I'm not sure I understand what ad hominem means, even after reading the definition:  www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20hominem 

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