dougaldutch wrote: Certainly people familiar with the board would be aware of the consequence but what about newbies. Also how to deal with sock puppets, a total ban means they just up and create a new persona and head back into the fray.
You people are about the sillyest people anyone has ever seen.
You guys are not the sharpest knives in the drawer
geekster wrote:You people are about the sillyest people anyone has ever seen.You guys are not the sharpest knives in the drawer
Yeah! THAT's the way to win friends and influence people! Call them names! Why didn't *I* think of that!DVD wrote:I've been called all kinds of names on this board. You think what I posted above was "name calling"? Calling someone silly doesn't exactly seem as severe as calling someon an asshat/asshole/asswipe.
Ya see, while I might not agree with everything people say and don't really have a problem calling people on things, I *TRY* to do it in a way that doesn't disparage them personally. I also accept the fact that some people are more sensative to criticism than others and see criticism as an attack rather than an opportunity to grow.DVD wrote:I'm sorry if calling someone silly has "disparaged someone here personally".
My observations is that you, on the other hand, often appear to lash out when people disagree with you. This results in escallation and it eventually spirals out of control.DVD wrote:Lash out? who posted on this thread first about whom?
I am FAR from perfect and am guilty of loosing control myself or not paying close attention to what I am saying and being mean at times. When I have caught that, I have tried to come back and apologize for the behavior.
I will agree with the silly part. That is a major part of the fun for me. It is okay to be a little silly here. Well, I feel it is okay because I sometimes like to act like a clown and make people smile. As far as the sharpness rating of the knives in the drawer ... if we want empirical evidence we can all just sit down and take a test. I don't see, though, where intelligence has much to do with social graces. I see that as more a function of how one was raised.
Just because someone disagrees with someone else or finds someone's behavior irritating, it doesn't mean they are stupid. We might make more progress here if we found ways to communicate our frustrations without demeaning.
Now, exactly what made you think that the comments about legal action were aimed specifically at you? I was speaking in GENERAL terms. You are but one of a set of people that have used promises of legal action to somehow bolster your position or shield yourself from criticism or retaliate against turds flung your way.
You know, if *I* were to decide to take legal action against someone, the LAST thing I would do is let them know it was coming.
I would allow them to continue to dig themselves deeper into trouble until one day there was a knock on the door and a summons was served. To tell everyone about it not only allows your potential adversary time to prepare and collect information to use against you, it also makes it look like you are using the threat of it to intimidate people into changing their behavior to something you are more approving of.DVD wrote:That's the diffrence between you and I, I am a sympathetic person. I ask for consultation first, then decide if it's what I really want to do. If it's not what I really want to do I give fair warning to the persons I really dont want to inflict leagl damage to. It's called "a heads up, lets work this out", kinda thing.
In other words, you are using the legal system as a potental weapon in order to control someone's behavior. In this case you are reducing the law to something akin to a brandished weapon or raised fist. Just remember that the law is there to work for everyone, not just you. Once you decide to enter into that system, there are mechanisms designed to protect the other party too.DVD wrote:Again another area where you and I differ. If I give warning about a legal issue I have concern with, belive me there must be a reason for me to bring it up. Geek you seem like a nice guy, take CWL's advice. Read what I post with an open mind. There is always an answer to why I do what I do. usually for the most positive reasons. (you may not think so but it's true.)
Yeah, I am surely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I know that and I enjoy learning things from others. What can you teach me today, DVD Burner?
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