For the purposes of our forum, diverting attention from whatever the main topic of debate is in order to cast aspersions on the character of the person on the other side would be considered an argument ad hominem. In general, as most of you know, this is considered to be a poor form of argument and also in bad taste. I object to it here, mainly because I'm trying to encourage friendly disagreement, rather than feuding.
Technically, what FD is saying here about LJ would not qualify, because he is not debating LJ and LJ does not post here. That is not to say that I'll be okay with him saying whatever he wants about LJ for as long as LJ is not a poster here. It just means that making comments about people and events that have been in the media or are on public record is in a different category, and will probably be given more leeway. This is the same reason I didn't object to some of the things that were said about a certain collection of recordings that received attention from the press. I figured the person on those tapes was already in the public eye for the things that he said, and it was directly related to cryonics, so not allowing posters to express an opinion would seem like censorship rather than moderation.
Does that make sense? Feel free to start another thread about this and poke holes in my reasoning, if you're so inclined. I realize we are dealing with a lot of gray areas here. It's impossible for me to seem completely fair and consistent from all perspectives, because we're all going to see the delineation between those shades of gray differently.