I agree, it can be shocking when the source is considered .. I remember a few years ago while I was having a dispute with one memebr, and I was friends with another .. yet something they heard about me from the questionable source turned the friend against me ... and no amount of me trying to convince them that it was untrue cold change their mind ... what it did, in that case for me, is reveal the friend's" true charter.<quoted text>
It was't so much the slur, God knows I have had worst than that
to contend with during my lifetime....it was the source which
I found upsetting at that particular time. It was the least
of my worries that particular week...like a said a combination
Personally...I would rather be 'up front' and ask outright.
That aside, great to see you again...:)
HOwever, another thing I have seen in this forum is where a fake person rpetened to be someone else, and made several posts "out of character" .. and that also managed to turn friends into enemies ....