Er....methinks you have a fundamental misunderstanding of how debates are conducted, in general, on the vast majority of debate forums. In my experience, it is as matter of course, generally accepted and understood that, under the concept of fairness, that.... No one should be asked to rebut the contents of links provided, only the content of your commentary I could link to five hours worth of dissertation, and not make mention of it in my OP, just allude to it, and would it be fair of me to ask you to rebut the dissertation I linked to? Obviously not. So, any less variations of same, hold true, as well. You want a rebuttal to something, make that argument, YOURSELF. Use links only to support ( as opposed to make ) your argument. Doing otherwise is lazy, and not how debates are done. Moreover, eternally tired tricks like ( which fall under the bigger umbrella of 'posturing' such as ...) shaming your opponent I ( in order to puff yourself up) do not actually puff yourself up nor do they improve your argument, though they may undermine your credibility.