« on: June 04, 2009, 04:38:53 PM »
ISUCKATTHIS, I am numbering the specific accusations in your last post and addressing them below --I would have far more respect for you if you would just own up to your own tacitcs. This whole bit about how  "I'm just saying you're dim, but I'm not insulting you" and  "All I did was report him to the moderator and complain about his posting... how would I know doing this would again lead to somebody being banned?" and, finally,  "Every time I'm bested in an argument, I have to retreat to my friends and recruit their help... but isn't that what everybody does?"
It just doesn't fly. Say what you want, do what you want. Just don't lie about it.
1. I don't recall ever saying that you were dim. I apologized because you said that I had done so. I withdrew my apology because, after weeks of your unwarranted hostility, and especially following your post last night, I didn't and don't feel kindly enough toward you to apologize anymore, especially for something I don't believe I did.
2. There are plenty of levels of moderation other than banning. Indeed, as I explained earlier (and as Sands can confirm if he is still reading this), I specifically suggested that the appropriate moderation, if any, would be admonishing PILOFOLO in the same way he admonished comotellamas in this thread. I also provided a direct quotation from my PM to Sands for you to read.
3. When I complain about posters or threads in SFLSD, it is a way of letting off steam or having a side conversation with my friends about what is happening on the board, especially if I know it's something we'll all think is funny or aggravating. I am not enlisting their assistance -- which I frankly don't believe I need. Furthermore, I am always happy to learn something from other posters, which I do when they make compelling arguments I haven't considered, and I consider losing an argument an opportunity to educate myself about the process of debate or about a given subject. Whether for better or worse, our (substantive) argument in the Drake exams thread ended prematurely because you decided that we should agree to disagree. That's fine. But to the extent I griped to my friends about how gobsmacking the thread was, it surely wasn't because I wanted their help. In fact, in this case, I hoped they would remind me not to return since it was an exercise in futility.
Finally, attacking someone's character and motives or accusing someone of lying is an insult, just as calling someone a name or labeling him with some kind of negative adjective is. In the context of our exchanges, I would argue that your insults toward me (some of which are above) are much more demeaning than mine toward you ("prickly," "rude"), because of their content, repetition, level of detail, and baselessness. This is probably obvious to most people, but since you have said a number of times that you don't resort to insults, I thought it was worth mentioning.
Thanks for the chuckle.
You called me "dim," "culturally illiterate" and "prickly." Honestly, it's cool.. don't worry about it and please stop lying about it. It's not that big of a deal and I only mention it because you're so amazingly judgmental of others and have them banned if they dare to disagree with you.
Look, I understand that it is frustrating when you run out of ideas. Sometimes you say things you ought not to say out of that frustration. Even if you do it way more than most, the truth is that we all do it. Just own it, deal with it and move on. I'm not going to report you to the moderator or anything.
On an unrelated note, you had at least one poster ejected because he didn't agree with you. I suspect there is at least one more, though I could be wrong. In any event, I'm simply not going to approve of this... regardless of how many alternative explanations you may provide. If you're happy with the decision and you think it was the right thing to do, you do not need my approval. Quit obsessing about it. It's not healthy.