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Thanks for your two cents and I'm sorry you took it that way. I appreciate the feedback and used one of my freshly granted votes accordingly.
I apologize if the response seemed snotty; it was based on reading older nodes posted originally by merlyn himself. The link comment was based on what is mostly (but not completely) a joke. (It's also based on a personal preference. If you're going to the trouble of finding a link, why not take the extra step to make it easy to go to that location?)
The advice against calling The Man by name is also based on a previous post. I'd provide a link, but I can't. I'm sorry. I saw it while reading some other the previous flame wars where someone addressed him by name and he took umbrage at the fact.
I'll admit that these are obscure nodes, but I found them while lurking before joining.
It was not and is not my intention to be snotty. In fact, I worked very hard to muster as civil a response as possible, a difficult task given certain public (and private) comments in the chatterbox.
I was under the impression that it was best to take nodes at face value and to, as far as possible, strip content from presentation.
I have been dutifully admonished and will endeavor to work on my skills in those areas.
Update: I'm not offended by your words, azatoth, honest. I just don't want to be -t'ed by the person I originally responsed to, despite the similarity of names.