1. Well this is precisely my point. 'What is straight?' Without being to relativist, I'd say that there are a lot of 'straight' paths. Keeping with what seems to be the 'point' of this thread. I believe a fundamental disagreement over what is 'straight' is a fundamental problem that causes a great deal of 'disrespect'.
2. The point of the thread of this thread seems a bit strange. It uses a specific example as a catalyst for a discussion for a broader discussion of respect in the debate community, but then rejects any discussion of that specific instance. In starting of with a very specific quote (the one i used) and instance, it inevitably becomes framed with this instance in mind. As such, my intent was to use the specific instance to make my broader point, which was precisely what your first point made beautifully, that there is this double stand that says it is respectful for a coach to 'correct' his student, but when the reverse occurs it becomes absolutely 'disrespectful.' My specific point being that it seems that under Mr. Hyland's definition of respect, either both people were disrespectful or, as i put it in my post, both were respectful. Whichever is fine with me.
3. Well first, this point seems irrevelant in that discussion like this one online would be occuring at all (on all sides) at a debate tournament, and that the threat of his being at the back of my debate room is establishing an artifical consequence that again seems irrelevant in determining something as disrespectful. Second, I have enough respect for Mr. Hyland to express to him what I believe is the right path. Third, would you have called me out like this if I were the back of your room? (the point i'm hoping to illustrate is the arbitrary nature of this or that you too would call your judge out) Fourth, I try to stand by my words, so yeah if your arbitrary hypothetical situation occured, I would point out what I see as a misunderstanding that I had hoped would help the situtation. Fifth, I do not see what I said as mouthing off, I literally took his quote and Strauss's already posted, and pointed out the logical conclusion from these 2 quotes. I think it's interesting you have only vaguely touched (the 'what straight is' thing) and did not answered the broader and more specific implications of this.
4. If Mr. Hyland or anyone at all want to contact me in a non-online medium email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my phone number for further discussion. The point being that I am willing to defend my statements in formats that are not online.
One last point, I by no means intend(ed) to start up so angry flaming war like that on the last thread, I was just trying to point out what I saw to be an interesting double standard. I am sorry if it came out offensively.