Additionally there have been multiple times I have felt like saying something in reply to something posted here, but have not felt that I would be allowed to do so due to the tone set by the OP. (and I don’t mean acting like an asshat or a racist)
You’re absolutely right. It’s one thing to insist folks keep to the subject at hand and be civil. It’s quite another to insist folks agree with all associated links/examples/opinions etc on principle. I respect the OP’s position here (as well as the Mod’s endorsement of said position) but I absolutely share your contention that this is by no means an actual discussion.