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Re^3: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 21, 2011 at 19:54 UTC ( #939310=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue
in thread Politeness (to one another) is a virtue

Everything?!!

Aside from a few mildly dirty words the biggest offense of that comment seems to be the opposition to OOP.

Your feigned outrage has been noted. Please remember it the next time you consider hand holding a troll for an extended period of time.


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Re^4: Politeness (to one another) is a virtue
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 21, 2011 at 20:35 UTC
    Your feigned outrage has been noted.

    My mistake; I thought it was yet another example of BrowserUK abusing people who disagree with him. I read the original a couple of hours earlier on my phone and had forgotten the context of the post when I replied. (Update: and anyone who pays attention has certainly seen BrowserUk go after sundialsvc4 aggressively on multiple occasions, so you can well imagine the ease with which I confused one example of impoliteness with several others.)

    Please remember it the next time...

    If you care to read those threads, you'll see me advising him to tread lightly as well as telling people to stop abusing him.

    Now please kindly refrain from telling me I'm not sincere or I'm outraged. I'm not interested in a long derailing debate.


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      Yet another example of Chromatic arguing the man instead of the argument.

      And making his usual wrong assumptions on both counts.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        Truth is an absolute defense against claims of libel; here is but one recent example of your behavior, in specific calling someone else a "liar" attempting to sow delusion over the trivial meaning of a word: Re^5: (Game, set, and match!).

        Now go on, call that an ad hominem attack. The rest of us will discuss politeness (and, by implication, unpleasant instances of impoliteness).


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      I'll retract the unnecessary scorn behind"feigned outrage" but not the underlying intent for the following:

      "If you care to read those threads, you'll see me advising him to tread lightly as well as telling people to stop abusing him."

      I've read them far more than I cared to and I find your recollection of the events a little disingenuous. You're painting the whole episode, which lasted months, with a fairly one sided brush. Several of the people you, rightly so in some cases, say were abusive to that person also stepped up early on to try and HELP him both disambiguate his problem and advise him on solutions. In many cases they were thanked with some of the most atrocious, abusive replies. The person showed a long pattern of bait and abuse on this site as well as an established history on others. You chose to ignore that, for your own reasons, and continued engaging with him until he had an epic meltdown a few weeks ago.

      A meltdown you seemed to be quietly absent from while everyone else suffered from his actions. Many offensive OPs directed at the entire site that were NOT provoked. Stealing several members' contributions here and posting them to another site without permission or attribution. All the while participation on the site seemed to take a hit. There were less SoPWs, Meditations etc. The exception perhaps was a spike in PerlMonks Discussions on how to deal with the situation which just got overheated quickly. Where were you to [sic] "Advise him to tread lightly" when all this was happening?

      Overall I think you mean well. It's clear from much of what you write. However in this situation I strongly feel you erred in judgement.

        Where were you to sic "Advise him to tread lightly" when all this was happening?

        Trading private email with him.

        Also, sometimes the business of running a business and managing employees and contractors means that I can't donate as much of my time to helping adults make wise choices as you might prefer that I donate.

        In many cases they were thanked with some of the most atrocious, abusive replies.

        You will never see or hear me excuse that.


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