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It's called "Argument from authority" and he will probably succeed with his argument.

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If someone is known to have a high level of knowledge on or experience with a topic, then giving weight to that person's opinions on the topic is not a bad thing to do.

(also, I'm tempted to label comments like yours "argument from informal fallacy" -- you've offered no actual critique of any actual arguments, you've just named an informal fallacy, apparently in hope that people will take that in itself as an argument)

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"Again, I think we need to talk about the best tool for the job, not the best tool for every job. Relational databases are not the best tool for every data storage job."

Pretty much disqualifies him as moron. Hell, he doesn't say anything.

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Does this mean that you think that relational databases are the best tool for every data storage job?

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Uhm, what?

I was trying to counter balance some of the crap I read in the original posting--was that really not clear?

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The above comment by myself is in response to 'i_crusade', not you...

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Ugh. Reply fail. Sorry. I was intending to reply to the parent comment, not yours.

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no worries

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