I feel I should make a public statement on the discussion board furore that erupted last week. A breakdown in communication led to a confrontation between myself and one of my learned colleagues. Things were said, questions were raised, Wikipedia articles were cited, disciplines were mocked - it got ugly, but I feel I am a wiser person because of it. I now know the pitfalls of discussion boards and how tone does not translate well across monitors. I also now know to think before I post; perhaps an online sarcasm-meter could be experimented upon? My colleague and I have patched things up and all is forgiven.
I shall issue no further comments on the matter.