in reply to Re^22: What is "aggressive" argument?
in thread What is "aggressive" argument?
Of course, as individuals, we make judgements all the time. I don't like the color my neighbour painted his fences and garden shed--a kind of bright 'fake tan orangey-yellow'--but I don't go telling him that he can't do it. Despite that I have to look at it every day.
BTW, why do you think I am telling you what you can or cannot do??? I'm not!! I'm just saying that if you do not like being singled out so much then you need ratchet back on the flamewar style tactics and give being civil a try (for an extended period of time). That's "need" as in "I believe this step is necessary to achieve the specified results". Like it's in a series of instructions -- e.g. "you need to install the hard drive before you can partition it".
It's not like I'm one of the gods here who could lock your account. And I'm not aware of the gods threatening to do that. So there's no one forcing you to do anything. In fact, I would find it very disturbing if they were threatening to revoke your account. Or at least I would once I got over the initial shock!
So this is just a few Monks having a discussion (or whatever we want to call it). If you want to operate just like you have, there is no one stopping you. And there is also no one stopping some of us for dinging you when you resort to flamewar style tactics.
I know you think you are being unjustly singled out, but 1) the onus is on you to try and be more civil, and 2) the technical side of the discussions are often worth putting up with the baggage they come with. And I suppose I should add 3) sometimes the "baggage" is good popcorn entertainment.
Anyway, I think #2 is why you get dinged more often -- most flamewars degenerate into worthless drivel and feeding a troll is more like watching a mortal sin being committed right before your eyes in slow motion-- in other words, most Monks just do the "move along, nothing to see here" thing. Since your posts often have a lot of technical content, and it's often you sparring with e.g. ikegami, then many Monks do not just move along because it's interesting, either for the technical side of things or for the entertainment value (or both). And so you get noticed more. Consider it the price you pay for being a Pope on this site.
P.S. The color of that fence sounds horrendous!! Maybe if some rust, grunge etc. was added it to it it would at least have a steampunk feel to it....
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