What a teacher tells you and what YOU learn on your own are quite different. Those that did not know about the Canary Island threat and did take the effort to look it up will very likely retain the knowledge far longer than those who were simply instructed.
The Coffee House is a place for discussion, not debate.
I personally find succinct preferable to verbose and brevity preferable to endless banter.
It looks like I helped a Moose learn two new things, and honestly, teaching an old moose new things is something to really be proud of.
So now I will attempt to teach an old Moose yet another new thing.
Posts that do not contain links cannot be a violation of Rule 5 that prohibits bare links.
Let me repeat this for the old Moose.
A post that does not have any links in it cannot be said to have bare links.
Next trite and without substance. I'm not quite sure how a blackout that effected much of the Northeast US and lots of Canada could be considered trite or without substance. Also, calling a potential tsunami that would effect all of the East coast of the US and Canada as well as parts of South America and Europe trite seems to me to be understating the issue.
Finally, let me address the fact that the posts were short, one liners.
In the first instance I was responding to a one line message, in the latter though I was responding to a multi-line post I will admit. Perhaps Mark Twain was wrong and I should use the word Metropolis even though I get paid the same for city.
However both posts were on topic, pertinent, introduced information that at least one Moose did not know or did not recognize.
Over the years I have had lot's of suspensions, a few that I even thought were deserved, but only once was I prouder of any suspensions than of these two. Fortunately or unfortunately, the number of suspensions still lags behind the number of POTMs, but I will try to build towards a balance.
The following question refers to the bolded part:
So what is the difference between discussion and debate?