Re reading your original post all you said was, she is way too inexperienced and MITD is not the right place for her. Outside of that you don't personally like her style of presentation.
To me that's not bitching and moaning so much as presenting points as to why you personally do not feel she is either very good or should have that job. And you're right, she comes from these forums and many people will defend her just because she is a nice person and comes from here.
Exactly! My point originally was to comment on what the thread is about, and it was about Heather's skills and qualifications, not about her personally nor anyone else. Things didn't get personal until the first guy jumped in about being jealous. But that's the standard tactic when people don't really have a thoughtful argument. It's the adult version of childish namecalling, a diversion from the emptiness of their reasoning, which is why it's a logical fallacy. Such tactics only work when people either A) Try to gang up on someone, as though bullying equates to reasoning, or B) The person they attack doesn't know any better. I do.
In the end, though, it doesn't invalidate anything I said in this thread. My pride is not hurt in any way. Using logical fallacies doesn't prove anything on their part. What I do get out of it, though, is what I posted. So, the beauty is I win either way.
Usually what follows is some other logical fallacy, by the way. It could be another straw man -- "Well, in 1998, you said . . . ." -- as though that invalidates anything written in this thread, or failure to accept the burden of proof -- "Well, I just don't think . . . " or whatever. Doesn't change anything that happened here.