Void Singer Posted September 29, 2011 Share Posted September 29, 2011 legally I'm american, but feel free to make all the standard comments about how americans have no respect for anyone else... because it's true of the majority of us over here... I strive to be better than that (it helps I get around a bit). let me make an anology to explain my previous post*. To people walk into a restaurant, speaking loudly with each other in a language foreign to most of the already present people. Those people can neither understand nor ignore the foriegn speaking persons without leaving the location. how would you characterize those foreign speaking patrons? how would the other guests characterize them? now imagine a party and group of people are talking, and a few of them decide to speaking in a language foreign to most of the group. what effect does that have on the group discussion? how do the excluded members of the group respond? now draw the parallels to what happened to the conversation in this thread topic. sudden death until a common language was reinserted. a few phrases back and forth, maybe even a couple of posts, most people wouldn't be put off enough to be annoyed... but it kept going so I stated my opinion of it. Carole's post just happened to provide a perfect opportunity to soften the blow with a touch of sardonic humor. the specific language never mattered to my statement, nor did how it was being mangled, just the difference from the expected norm and the effect it was having. *please note this is to explain, since you seem genuinely interested. this is not some attempt to rehash it all. for the record I have only ever AR'd our resident spammers, because disagreement isn't and shouldn't ever be wrong. (I do however frequently RIC posts that are in the wrong section, and request them moved to where they belong). Likewise I rarely mute people people unless they follow me around attempting to harrass me (sorry, I did consider writing a mute function for people using these forums, like I did for the last one, but cross coding it for all the different views was headache inducing... I did suggest the feature to both LL and Lithium devs though). If I disagree with someone I say so... and they are welcome to disagree right back. As for just walking away from the thread.... there are limited options there since all I could do to retain the discussion is start another one on the same topic (tacky if you ask me) and experience tells me that when someone does that the same problems tend to just flow into the next one. Nor am I the sort of person to let something like that be used to chase me out of a thread or a forum. I stated my position, and I let it drop. if it gets used as a weapon to try and annoy me, people will find it's not effective. Had it been something that only affected me I probably wouldn't have bothered making the post at all. PS apologies for the length, but I'm no good at concise when explaining motives to a general audience. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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