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Re^6: Meet Slang!

by jdrago999 (Pilgrim)
on Aug 22, 2011 at 18:03 UTC ( #921706=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Meet Slang!
in thread Meet Slang!

I am frustrated by Logicus' oversensitivity to criticism.

Just the other day jdrago999 responded to Logicus about plack, all civil like, as if Logicus was not Logicus but a regular user, like jdrago999 has been doing for many nodes.

Logicus asked a question - like normal people do. He wasn't going off about how totally awesome ______ is and how elitist we all are if we don't agree with him.

I am not on a war path looking for Logicus' posts just to downvote him into oblivion. I think that sometimes people have great difficulty in making the connection between their own behavior and the response they receive from others. I reward Logicus for behaving in a civil manner (eg: asking questions, adding something constructive to a discussion, etc). If someone behaves as Logicus has in his other posts, I have no problem shooting off a response like I did above.

Maybe the "sit down, shut up and have some humble pie" comment turned sour the rest of my post. Maybe it was the inspiration for the rest of my post.

The idea that the monks sit around, waiting for Logicus to post so that we can attack him is...absurd. The idea that the monks are (collectively) elitist to the point of being unable to spot something good which maybe needs some work - a diamond in the rough - is also absurd. I would reference the honed intuitive sense which enables one who is highly experienced in any given field to make an instant judgement call about the quality of something they see.

A novice soliciting the opinion of those more experienced fellows who turns any kind of response which does not sustain their personal view into an attack - when no attack was intended - is very frustrating. This is what I am frustrated by.

Maybe I should just ignore it. It seems that the tools I have aren't helping this discussion. I feel passionate about it - but can't offer anything else to this issue. I hope that it will resolve itself some other way.

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Re^7: Meet Slang!
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 22, 2011 at 22:16 UTC

    I feel your pain, I've "been there, done that" too. I don't see any way to help him. If we try to help, he gets defensive and it turns personal. If we try to get him to see that he's being abusive, he gets personal. It's really quite useless so until something about Logicus changes, I'll just ignore him.

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