I think we have seen a couple of examples of why it is impossible to have a rational discussion in the AV lately. Some make it so personal, and emotional, they had to shut down the threads. People are losing the ability to discuss without making it personal.
I disagree that was the central issue. I don’t want to go down the rabbit hole of what happened in the AV, but it started with someone trolling pretty hard. He got what he wanted by provoking outrage. That was the first foul, but you’re focused on the guy who shoved back.