Now you're using terms that are inapplicable to the situation. I've already commented on your labeling the situation as ridicule and don't desire to address it again. The word "ribbing," as Tech described it, is more suitible descriptor. I made my initial comment as a means to communicate that we, as higher-ups, can handle things and we don't need your input on how to deal with such trivial matters. We do need you to contribute your knowledge and personable sense of social relations to the board. Why you press on in regard to the former is entirely beyond me.Originally Posted by Duality
Arguing rhetoric with me isn't a good idea.
You have a history of over-extending yourself in matters of this realm. Getting off your high horse refers to you not understanding your place here. I'm not in any way implying you're below the Mods or Admins here because that's a rather silly notion and only perpetuates this idea that there's a linear chain of importance here when that's clearly not the case. We're a community, one with different types of people who have different responsibilities to the whole. As I've said, you have yours and we have ours. I've become less personable since becoming an Admin and am also posting differently now because my purpose here has changed.Originally Posted by Duality
Okay, and this would have been a more appropriate initial response. Still, the Mexican label isn't really fitting because he could have pulled a picture of any race or gender doing the same thing. It's just a typical myspace photo. If it ruffles feathers, at all, then those people are taking Tech too seriously.Originally Posted by Duality
I'm not seeing a bitchfest. I'm seeing a conversation. :dunnodude:Originally Posted by Duality
Originally Posted by tDK
i read the whole post and think it's well done. there's two things i'd like to address;
1. your really splitting hairs in your analysis of my posts. the only real case you have against my post being said jokingly is my selection of the word ridicule as opposed to the word rib. i find them to be rather interchangeable and don't think my use of one over the other shows my intent to be something different than what i've said it's been with the initial post.
this statement is belittling and is typically something that would make me very indignant and carry things further. we all know you are intelligent and your fields of interest. there's no need to make a statment like this. i was reading the post and more or less agreeing with everything until this little hiccup was thrown in there. smart people don't have to remind everyone they're smart line.Quote
I find there's a large difference between the meaning of these two words. "Rib" is synonymous with a joking menality. "Ridicule"? Not so much.Originally Posted by Duality
I'm glad you're showing restraint.Originally Posted by Duality
It wasn't meant to remind you that I was smart, or well read, or a good wordsmith, etc. I took issue with you actually arguing that I was misinterpreting what was being said and attempting to use my own point against me, in improper context to boot. It was the proverbial explanation point on my argument, a dispute that I felt was unnecessary from the get-go and expanded for no foreseeable reason. Still, kudos for being the bigger man and not overreacting to it and, because of this, I apologize.Originally Posted by Duality