What should we do when two people quarrel?During my childhood, I learnt that when two friends quarrel, we have to intervene, try to make them understand the futility of quarrelling, make some light-hearted comments (if possible) and if they tend to leave the main issue during quarrelling, bring them back to the issue. I try to follow the principle even now.
I have also tried to follow the same principle in ISC. Let us refer to this locked thread:-
It is pretty harsh, relax it a bit!
Two eminent and senior Members were engaged in verbal (?) duel in this thread. I tried to intervene with some light-hearted comments (not at all derogatory to anybody) and tried to bring them back to the main issue (my response at #590638). Alas! What did I get in return? My response got deleted and one valuable point was deducted. Overall I lost three hard-earned points (2 points which I received for the response + 1 negative point) for my effort to intervene.
Is the lesson which I learnt during my childhood totally wrong?