Re: Too easily fooled to be thought an honest broker of correct information or dodgy intelligence?
> it certainly was a case of the man being tackled rather than the ball played
Oh dearie, dearie me - the sentence you complained about was
>> Never mind chatgpt, a drunken monkey flailing at a keyboard with a live haddock in each hand is better than that textual effluvium.
Which says that the *content* of your first message is textual effluvium and we could get better *content* by hiring a fish-obsessed simian. There was nothing in that which said anything at all about your character, your motives or any other attribute you may or may not possess, beyond the point that the *content* you produced was low quality, In case you had not realised, dismissing the entire *content* of your message includes dismissing "the substance of the argument itself", as well as the way that the substance was expressed. You may - or may not - recognise the phrase "the substance of the argument itself" from the definition of "ad hominem" that you provided.
Doubling down on the claim of an ad hominem - *definitely* the Flerf approach!
 Of course, you would really be a Flat Marser rather than a Flat Earther but "Flars"? Actually, if the pronunciation seemed to imply that there was an 'e' on the end
 There now, *that* is an attack on the (perceived) attributes of the individual, but it is also *not* an ad hominem because it was not used to bolster my argument but merely provided as an observational foot note.