The admin on the site was just trying to warn
you that the way you worded some things was likely to set some people off and we'd end up in the situation we have now on this thread.
xenopeek wrote:With the tone you chose for your post, get your asbestos suit ready.
"Get your asbestos suit ready" was his way of saying, "watch out -- some people are going to think you're attacking Mint."
After I read your first post, I could tell that you were excited about Mint but for some reason just hated the name, logo and general appearance of it. My first thoughts were: "okay, I'm glad you like it, but I don't get your obsession with it's 'coolness' factor and I don't agree with your assessment of it's appearance". (Not sure many people really care about the "cool" factor. They're more concerned about whether it works or not.)
I didn't think you meant to offend or attack anyone, but I could see why xenopeek
tried to warn you that things might get out of control. No, you didn't mean for the post to come across as you hating the distro, but your first sentence tells us your about to "vent". That automatically sets a mood that some of us have seen before and is associated with people who've done nothing but complain -- usually about problems that are easily solved, but they never asked for help on. You didn't mean to set that tone, but that's what runs through our minds first when we see that someone is "venting". If, after that, someone decides to just give your post a quick skim (rather than full read) and they see things like it's "cursed", "uninspired", "irrelevant", "a total let down", you're "ashamed to even spell it", etc. -- well ... that can provoke some people. That's not what you wanted, but it could happen. That's all xenopeek
was trying to warn you about.
Unfortunately, you didn't realize that's what he was doing and you went off on him with your very next post. Once you did that, it set off a chain reaction and those that suspected you were just a complainer/troll became convinced you were and all hell broke loose. Once the back and forth starts it's almost impossible to stop.