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Re: Patience is a Monk Virtue

by chacham (Prior)
on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:31 UTC ( #1192831=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Patience is a Monk Virtue

I go back and forth on him. He definitely seems to be voted down simply because of his username, even when his posts are helpful. Personally, i try to read the posts before i vote. I vote some of his up, and some of them down, all based on content.

The issue here is many people find him annoying, simply because his style is not usual for the monastery. Even before i read a post, the "look" of the post says a lot to me. When i see many italicised words and ellipses, i already get an uneasy feeling. Not that everyone needs to fit the fold, but because it is so different, it stands out, and almost becomes harder to read. And all this before reading even the first word.

In the content of his posts, i feel like he is giving advice more than answers. At times i feel that advice is decent. However, it was not asked for, and obscures any real answers even if there are any. The problem is further exacerbated when there is an accompanying condescending tone.

He's been treated poorly, yes, but he keeps coming back for more. I took pity at first, but now his name annoys me. It takes some effort to read his posts objectively, and vote accordingly. It would be so much easier if i could just ignore all his posts automatically.

Now, you are really posting about consideration, and not how to vote on the actual posts. But they go hand in hand. Even when i vote keep, sadly, i don't even care if his posts get reaped. How can i care about him, when he does not seem to care about us.

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