Thanks for the kudos and, additionally, for your advice.
What you write is surely not new to us, nor are you the first person to offer such comments.
At this point in time, for instance, RK's calling dodds a creep is more theatre than anything else. However, he is a creep.
After watching him grease around for more than 35 years, believe me that entitles RK to have this opinion and to voice it publicly.
Plus, RK has backed up what we say about him, or anyone else we call out, with facts.
So quite honestly, either you have missed the forest for the trees or have never read what we have written about him in its entirety.
One of the main reasons we installed a "search engine" for RugKazbah.com is just for that -- so readers can easily find our past comments on any subject.
Ad hominem attacks are, we agree, pointless, but considering the humor and the voluminous support and documentation we provide with those "attacks" we fail to see how what you write is, in our case, factual.
Let RK also mention unless we start to get some support from our ever growing readership, and we mean either writing in here or taking the ball themselves to the playing fields we have identified as stagnant, dank and worse, we will soon tire of this.
After all, we are action oriented and to accomplish our missions -- getting LACMA to return that piece of crap rug to dodds is only one of them -- we need the help of others.
So as the saying goes, "put up or shut up" and we doubt anyone could claim we have not put it up.
JC, you obviously have a lot of knowledge and insight about rugs and textiles and the attendant market, which you willingly share, and you are certainly not bashful about making your opinions known.
You also have a certain wry sense of humor; your recent parting look (actually parting shots) at ACOR in ĎJCís Cornerí was a real hoot.
That said, however, until you can make your arguments (which by the way are often very strong) without making ad hominem remarks, then most people will not have to take you seriously.
Rather than attacking the person, try attacking their erroneous assumptions, hypotheses, ideas and misconceptions directly.
Then, even those who do not agree with your positions will listen to you and will be forced to answer your charges.
I am not saying that you should be nice or condescending, which is not your style, merely civil.
Well, thatís my 2 cents worth, and probably not even worth that in your opinion, however, it will be your loss.
Anyway, keep up the good work.