bwv812 wrote: Scallywaggums wrote: bwv812 wrote:
Scallywaggums wrote:One thing I believe is that the degree to which I was at fault for commenting in good spirits in an attempt to be helpful, no matter how ignorant, is less than the degree to which you are at fault for being so vicious for such a trivial offense.
This was used as an example of your willingness to speak and offer advice despite your ignorance, something which is evident in almost all of your posts that I've seen. These sorts of posts explain a lot of the reaction you're seeing here.
Stating a subjective belief about the difference in fault between my misstep and your insults is just that, stating a subjective belief. It is NOT offering advice. Even if it were, it is in the realm of values which I have as much knowledge of as you: none.
Are you seriously that dense? Your "trivial offense" — telling people things like:
Scallywaggums wrote:0 L here, but with real advice.
ITE don't pick and choose. Think volume, not precision.
does not, in your mind, constitute advice?
By choosing "this" you led me to read your comment as follows: "[the quotation above, being the only piece of information this response is directly referencing] was used as an example..."
Thus, I responded as if you were suggesting that my quotation about a value judgment was given to offer you advice, not as if the bidding post were intended to give advice. Obviously I thought I was giving advice in that case.
If you had chosen "that", "it", or "the bid post" in favor of "this", I would have understood your meaning and this confusion would not have come about.
As for my guilt portion of your post: no, I am not guilty of making thoughtless comments such as we've seen in this thread.
Contributions based on insufficient knowledge, yes. And as such, unproductive for most people in these threads, even though it is productive for myself. I have apologized for the inappropriateness of my behavior, given the particulars of this environment.
As for "failing to think things through", I am guilty only to a certain degree: not thinking them through in the same manner, or to the same extent as I would if I were more knowledgeable. But this is fundamentally different from what I was referring to: the complete absence of rational thought; not even attempting to do so, but rather intending only to mock and jeer with fruitless attacks. Don't spin my words.
And don't make it sound as if my responding to this, or "getting the last word" as you say makes me high and mighty or stubborn. I've merely responded to you every time you've attacked me. We are not trading thrusts here, I am merely parrying.