I disagree. "The mildest possible form of confrontational stance" seems to me to be raising propositions with which the others in the discussion disagree, and no one has ever been banned for that, claims from the "persecuted" to the contrary. If someone comes in with a respectfully confrontational stance, one in which they avoids personal attacks, I think they stand a good chance of a lengthy life here. Be polite and answer questions and all will be well.
Originally Posted by Professor Tanhauser!
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"