I think you are putting a spin on my comment that is not warranted.
Sorry, that was not intended. All I took from your post is that you believed Wilson was not out of line in making his posts and tdw owed him an apology. I strongly disagree with both points. If in fact that was your intent.
I am suggesting (for your benefit) you might be looking for a perfect boat that might not exist and maybe getting bogged down and as a consequence you are delaying your goal. I think this is evidenced by it being nearly a 1/2 of year since you began your quest.
I appreciate your concern. But I'd like to add, and please don't be offended by this, I'm a big girl and perfectly capable of knowing what's in my best interest and what boat I may want to buy. And again I'll add, there are many people here to helped me gain the knowledge that gives me that confidence and I am truly appreciative.
As for the time, if you ask around, you'll find many people took a lot longer than 6 months before buying. Some have been looking for years. To each their own. Live and let live.
I think this was also the point James was making though not necessarily the way I would have made it. But I do not recall having read posts by him that were mean spirited and so I did not take it that way. If that is the case then, after tdw's call for an apology, I think tdw should apologise for making the assumption.
I have read many of those kind of posts by Wilson. And that's why I support tdw's decision to call Wilson out on the carpet. He's a moderator and we have to give him the benefit of the doubt he known the characters here better than most. If we allow a smiley face to get someone off the hook for trolling or flaming, every troll would be having a field day here.
I'm not sure if you Eddie Haskell/troll labels were directed at me. If it was then I would ask you to back that with supporting evidence. I think you would have trouble. I am confident I have only commented on subjects brought up in the threads. If the not directed at me then there is the implication by association that I find unfair. Regardless I don't think labels or name calling belong on this forum.
No, I was not lumping you in with them. I was defining these people and attempting to explain there is a history of them engaging in trolling here. That explanation simply followed your quote. No intentions to label you or include you with them.
Lastly, I wish you well on your boat purchasing endeavour and hope it comes to a conclusion sooner rather than later.
Thank you Scott.