as I said earlier, anyone is welcome to contact me to discuss any posts that I have made & that includes 'jonsnapart' who didn't like my correcting him in an earlier thread. I often make mistakes & welcome advice, one of the reasons I joined AO.
The OP has a suspension query, I was trying to help. It doesn't help when good meaning wrong or inaccurate advice is given by others.
As for special-we're all a bit special, some more than others.
Let's move on.
One of the problems with any written language is that it is entirley reliant upon the abilities in elocution and comprehension of the reader.. If the reader is somewhat challenged in these disciplines.. especially when informal or colloquial grammer is employed (which is often the case) the underlying meaning can be totally misunderstood. However in most cases, this is an accepted part of informal discourse. Sadly certain individuals who see themselves as the ultimate authority on the subject in question, sieze upon the opportunity to ridicule others.
It's not a question of, who is right or who is wrong, It is not 'what' is said, It is 'HOW' it is said.
We are all entitled to our opinion and free to speak without the fear of provoking dis-respectful comments from others. In the case of the ball joint there had been private discourse over the matter, which you would not have been aware of.
There is no absolute 'truth' only 'opinions' hopefully backed by observation and research.
The synthesis and correlation of this data can move us toward understanding, but 'absolute truth' is nevertheless almost always evasive.
It would be unfair and arrogant of any individual to set themselves up in judjement of any other individuals comment, question it by all means, but do not ridicule it, remember it's not what is said.. It's HOW it is said.
Now hopefully one of my aeroplanes (with suspension) will not fall on your roof.. because every day I learn from those around me.. And I know from long experience that only a fool knows everything.
End Of Matter..