tedster - 10:49 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
There IS a no personal attacks guideline in both the WebmasterWorld Terms of Service and in this particular forum's Charter:
Please be mindful of the original topic of discussions and be respectful and courteous to other members. Posts that are rude, insulting or belittling toward others are not appropriate and will be edited or removed. Discuss the topic, and not other members.
SEO is a fluid profession. Techniques and tactics are always changing, and absolute rules are in short supply. There are only educated opinions - and it's common for opinions to run counter to each another. Tolerance helps to clear up the discussion much more than conflict.
I've been a bit lenient about that because I appreciate that people are hurting. But the points made here can and should be made with professional courtesy. We don't need a brawl - it doesn't help anyone.
Professional courtesy returns NOW - thank you all.