God, I'm gonna hate myself for getting involved on this level, but I just can't let this one go by.
Teejay, there is a huge difference between "running away" and simply realizing that one is wasting time responding when no progress is being made. You know the expression, "insanity is doing the same thing over and over and execting different results"? (Yes, it is proper to put the punctuation outside the end-quote in this instance.)
COMF and I quite often disagree; in fact, we have found we frequently misunderstand each other's meaning. However, in this case his intention to leave this thread is clear to me and probably most everybody else. Running away is what "comforter" and "Fred Hall" do when they are losing an argument. Stating you position many times, in several different ways, quoting examples, explaining motives, etc. does not qualify as abandoning a thread.
I hope he's enjoying his book. In fact, I think I'll do the same. There's supposed to be a meteor shower later and I hope you all get a look.
PS, where is Bigboi when we need him?