Discussion in 'news' started by Mars, 18 Mar 2011.
I know. And your translation was indeed more palatable to me.
I hear ya.
For fuck's sake...chill already
Well I'd say that is very close to what I said, so we're definitely on the same page, Snapper O'Callaghan, but Lias has correctly pointed out that there are some people who do not feel this way and do not react the same way to being told how to feel, e.g. to calm down, if, in particular, they "get caught up in the moment" and "do not realize the back-and-fourth with a poster is toxic" and need outside intervention to help them "stop the negative posting." Some people appreciate the calming service of others.
For others, of course, it is Trolling 101.
I always appreciate it when someone lets me know the back-and-forth with another poster is toxic.
I'd hate to miss that extra pleasure through an oversight...
I'm glad we've found some common ground.
It is very telling to me that you would tell me that I "could use a 'chill'" in what you perceive to be a "definite chill moment" for me when I have specifically said that I would not appreciate being told that or anything like it. It is also significant to me that you appear to acknowledge that being advised to calm down is best served by a trusted and respected friend, at a minimum you have at least acknowledged that some people do not like it, and yet you take it upon yourself to provide this service to everyone on this forum. You say it is "hard" to take that advice. Perhaps you believe yourself to be the self-martyring dispenser of tough medicine, taking one for the team and the greater good.
Perhaps you would do us the additional service of creating a thread outlining the specifics of language and posting styles that are not rudely aggressive, passive aggressive, toxic, negative or somehow inappropriate.
It is my opinion that you bandy the phrase "passive-aggressive" about entirely too much. I sometimes think, as I read your posts, that you either do not really understand what it means or that you use it with much the same intent to annoy as you do telling people to "chill," calm down or to behave to your specifications.
It is also ironic (irony seems to be your specialty) that you would choose to use the phrase "could use a 'chill'" in a paragraph accusing me of passive-aggressiveness and a post saying you have never told me to "chill."
Oh but you have, but thank you for your opinions.
Everyone should just chill out, sheesh.
I'm not sure Lias would know what irony is if an anvil landed on her head.
Yeah, I noticed the potential difficulty with that word as well. The word "incontheevable" keeps popping into my head when I see "irony" or "passive-aggressiveness" in this forum.
I'm sure Pep will enjoy the allusion to the anvil though.
Well, only one way to find out...
you say it's OK for steph to tell you to chill because you consider her a friend. But anyone else that engages in it (even if they address someone they consider a friend?) is trolling.
That's a weird double standard and a loaded use of the word 'troll'.
People like to paste a definition of the word troll in forums. Yet most use it to mean that someone that doesn't agree with them is posting.
Always available to stoke someone else's the firepit.
You know how I like to help out.
I take back the anvil. You can be ironic.
I thought that the prayer meeting was here tonight.
It is. Take a pew you sinner.
Sin this, sucker.
I'd prefer to sin on it if that's alright with you.