You could have said something more simple and eloquent (and to the point), such as: "To clarify, I meant to say that her opinion should be equally considered with all of our opinions." That is not what I said or meant. I said that her opinion should be considered (because it would be grossly inappropriate to consider her opinion to be completely irrelevant) but I definately don't hold it on equal grounds with an adult. A 13 year old is still a child and they don't have the experience or the maturity to understand everything on equal grounds as an adult, as much as they think they do. You don't agree with me? Fine. Isn't it great to have the freedom to hold your own opinions on things? And I believe I apologized for my generalizations, and am making a concerted effort to improve the level of quality in my posts. How about you? When I see that I am having a problem with the quality of my posts, I will make appropriate changes. As of now, I don't feel that I need to make any such changes. I have clearly stated my position and opinions on this topic and on the posts that I have seen and cared to respond to. If you don't like what I have to say, tough. I'm not going to apologize for my position. IMO the only time that anyone should ever have to apologize for stating their opinion is when they either flat out lie and get caught in it or when they accuse someone of saying/doing something that just isn't true and it can be proven. Regarding everything else, I'd be happy to discuss it with you via pm, but I won't continue to derail this topic to satisfy your alleged indignation. I don't see any reason to do so. As I've said, I have stated my position and I will leave it at that. Now let's get this thread back on topic.