There is no argument. I explained that this is what i had read.
I started this thread to ask John a question. The reply
was read by me in the manner stated. Feelings are things
which perhaps you feel. I am unaware of any feelings in this
regard. Argument requires two parties, at the minimum.
The thread was started to speak with John on certain matters.
It appears that it was successfully interrupted by those
whom posted rude comments. I suppose that it matters little
to anyone that i was also a part of the conversation, and the
If you had written a new topic, and asked a question to
me, and included some things in your post for me to review
for your better understanding of what i may have said, then
would you consider it rude of John, if he stepped in and
warned you about me? If he made all sorts of strange
comments that had nothing to do with the matter at hand,
would you, too think it was rude? Perhaps. It is something
that you would decide, in your own way. But it would certainly
be disappointing to you if you never had your original
question answered; is that true?
It is certain that some people imagine themselves in a room
or in a group when they post to Usenet. I have seen evidence
of this. But is that the true understanding and sociological
model? To me the internet is like a street and everyone
walks along the sides. Some cross the street at the corners
and others cross where they will. When i meet a person
on the street and we begin a conversation. It really doesn't
matter to me if there is somebody sitting and drinking coffee
nearby, even if that person is listening to the conversation.
Perhaps that person has nothing better to do, and perhaps
they are listening because it has simply caught their
attention. But if a person whom is walking on the other
side of the street makes it a point to cross right there
and then and interrupt the new conversation, what should
be done? What would be your natural response? Would you
also turn to that person and say, "Are you being rude?"
And somebody, perhaps you, or perhaps someone else, suggested
that e-mail would probably be a better medium. That would be
like a person coming across the street, interrupting the
conversation, and telling me that we were not allowed
to talk on the street and must remove ourselves to the
privacy of the rear of the coffee shop nearby. What would
you say to such a person? "Are you joking? Are you rude?"
Perhaps your culture has taught you different ways, and
for you it is only natural. But it is not important to
me how or why your culture exists, i have a culture of
my own. Language for you is probably easy, and you
more than likely think in one language. Try thinking
in three languages some time, and then perhaps you will
understand me better.
It also matters little to me if a statistical majority
of posters all prefer to have a pariah and assume many
things when they read. The number of posters in a group
is certainly not the same number of readers; this is true.
And when reviewing the various writings of individuals in
a group, the arguments and one-upmanship are basically
wasted bandwidth. That of course is my opinion, i am sure
that there are people that actually find pleasure in saying
things which are actually harmful to their own minds' thinking.
There are literally thousands of people whom are unaware
of the effects of their own actions; and i mean the effects
that are adverse results unto themselves.
So, depending upon your reason for posting, and the
effects of your post to me, i will usually reply in a
reciprocal manner, but only to a point where it has
some actual purpose. A reply to you, for example, right
now, is simply because i do not know you, and have only
reason to believe that you are probably an interesting
person in your own way and at your own times.
Post by B_i_l_l_y J_o_e M_c_A_l_a_s_t_e_r
Post by rrock
"He is, in fact, telling the truth. You are, in fact, a schizophrenic,..."
Please do not argue with me when I am trying to clear-up the
The quote, "He is, in fact, telling the truth. You are, in fact, a
schizophrenic,..." was in response to John Weatherly.
I stated that once already to clear up the misunderstanding. Please
do not argue about the matter.
I should have been more clear or more specific. I have twice now
attempted to correct my ambiguity. Please take your feelings off of
your shoulder and accept my anwer.