ezsurfer wrote:I wanted to jump in here, Wow, what a thread.
Glad you liked it. That was the point. I don't see this discussion much around the Linux world.
Nah. Can't really say that was the point. I committed the unpardonable sin, the one never to be forgiven. I disagreed. Its turned into this.
Then, the personal afronts flew in. And rightfully, were identified as easily detracting from the previously excellent sharing of ideology.
Again, I'm not sure what it is with the "personal affronts" stuff. Its all part of a good time. Seriously, if it had been Dave who "insulted" me, I wouldn't have taken offense.
But the same person that says RTFM is not the way a community should act, needs to understand to keep the discussion on point.
There's where you're wrong. I HAVE kept the discussion on point. It got off point when everyone started lambasting me for throwing an insult. An insult, by the way, that I would have edited out, but couldn't.
Telling folks later they have thin skin is exactly analogous to RTFM.
Yeah, I'll give you that one. The Linux community, and the people on this forum, should take it as an indication of how others feel when they are told to RTFM.
It wasn't an argument, ...It's not for fun, it was meant to detract and try to win a percieved argument.
You're wrong. It was not meant to win an argument. It was part of the argument.
You won me in the beginning, and lost my support when you personalized your words.
You don't seem to understand. Why do I need your support?
You're too sensitive.
Folks, I have apologized. I have kowtowed. I have supplicated at bended knee in front of AK Dave for a remark I WANTED to edit out, but was replied to before I could do so.
Yet all anyone wants to talk about is that remark, not Dave's philosophy. Don't blame ME for this. Blame yourselves. I have not redirected this discussion. You have.
Its easier for you to discuss my behavior than the issue at hand. A straw man if I ever saw one.