|No such thing as a small change|
And here we have yet another example of you digging your heels, refusing to concede even an inch, etc. It's amazing how stubborn you get in these debates. And so we get this thread, which it seems has really just been an attempt at proving you are write and whoever called you aggressive is wrong. Ugh!
So earlier you basically accuse me of supporting (in-effect) IBGS. Me, the person who started the Do Not Feed the Trolls!!! thread!! If you give a troll attention, you are feeding the troll. And there is no better way to support a troll than to feed it. So who was it that was supporting IBGS? Last time I checked I was ignoring him as per SOP. You on the other hand were not only feeding the troll but practically doing the tango with him!!
As for applying standards, I have different sets of standards to apply, as the occasion fits. In my opinion you do resort to abrasive, confrontational language in heated debates, and I will definitely ding you for it from time to time. So, why didn't tye and ikegami get dinged? Because it's you getting all passionate about threads again, whipping out the inflammatory language again, etc. Geez, it's really starting to wear thin. Is it really that hard for you to argue something just on the technical merits? Apparently so, especially when you do not want to take advice from others.
And your hypocrisy wears thin. You claim everyone should be judged by the same standards, but when tye pointed out that you were the one who started yelling, you just dismissed it. But by convention writing in all caps is considered yelling on the Internet, which is exactly what tye was referring to! So I guess the standards should only apply when you find them convenient??
As for how I apply my standards, you're right -- I am applying a different standard to you. If I thought you were just a troll or just flaming away I would likely just ignore you -- I mean, I started Do Not Feed the Trolls!!! for a reason!! But, because you have contributed so much to the Perl community, especially here on PerlMonks, instead of just writing you off in regards to these heated debates, I am actually devoting a considerable amount of my time an energy trying to get you to see that you can make changes that will work toward your betterment.
Update 2010-11-12: Sorry if this post came across too strong. The frustration factor finally started to get to me.
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