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(Ovid) Re: Who's voting and why?

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Nov 20, 2000 at 22:23 UTC ( #42547=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Who's voting and why?

I'd be happy to discuss my voting habits, particularly in regard to a recent post you made and my reply to it.

Some people do not like merlyn. Some people do. But when I see someone come here and refer to him as "Randal L. Schwartzy", I am offended regardless of my feelings re: merlyn. Right off the bat, that tells me the conversation that follows is going to be juvenile. In reading the rest of your post, that opinion was born out. That's why I downvoted you.

It's the same as someone who refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton as "Billary" or George W. Bush as "dumbyah." In casual conversation amongst friends, it gets laughed off. When your target audience is unknown, it's foolish. Starting out with insults is a sure way to offend your audience and make them tune out the rest of your comments, regardless of their merit. If you have something worthwhile to say, say it. Leave the insults for /.

And if you're going to be insulting, can't you come up with something a little more intelligent than "Randal L. Schwartzy"?

Cheers,
Ovid

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