Originally Posted by Robcat
Originally Posted by mbrown3
Everything everyone says is "in their opinion." Why should they have to state it outright?

I'm not disputing your right to state your opinion and I don't care if you want to necro a thread to make some offhand remark.

I'm not sure how/why it's a necro. It was on the first page of the forum, and I clicked and read it. I didn't pay attention to the date. I was adding my comments to the discussion (full of other opinions).

Originally Posted by Robcat
I just thought I'd point out that there is a difference between making a declarative statement and an assertion of fact. It can help argument (and communication generally) to clarify which we intend if it may read ambiguously for others.

Pray tell, what IS the difference between a declarative statement and an assertion of fact? It seems to me that if you have an issue with being able to tell if someone is stating their opinion or not, that's on you, not them. Perhaps it is logical to assume that if someone is posting something, it is most likely THEIR opinion, no?