Aha. Please read more carefully. I said "no one does", which is true. But you seem to think I said "it's never effective", which I disagree with. The two things are not the same.Tdarcos wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:55 amYou apparently are unable to understand that, because practically every message you've responded to
me with was that way.
And if you read our original posts carefully, I did not start treating you that way until you deserved it by being purposely obtuse, and pretending that 3,000 years of learning on the topic was surpassed by your idle noodlings.
But that was not new information; I was well aware that you believed that, and that other people also think it's true. Unfortunately, it is not true. There are countless examples of people being treated like shit and yet still diong what the other person wants. Sometimes it's due to force or abuse, sometimes for other reasons. But it certainly is not some kind of universal truth. I didn't refuse to accept new information; I rejected an untrue assertion of yours.Tdarcos wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:55 amEvery time I pointed out that if you insult people they will not listen to you. i said you could be giving away the secret to live forever with eternal youth and you'd never get anyone interested with that kind of sales program.
A critical fact you seem to be missing is that sometimes I write words to people who are not you, belying your "continually" assertion. I also often write words that aren't even addressed to anyone on this board! Imagine that! As usual, you are proving unable to conceive of anything outside your experience.
I know perfectly well how the quote system works and how nesting works. I don't recall if you've ever been a programmer, but it's kind of fundamental to the trade. But first of all, I never claimed "I'm an expert on quoting" and second of all, a simple mistake does not imply lack of knowledge.
See above. Seriously, Paul? that's the best ammo you got against me, is fucking typos and simple mistakes? That's IT? Oh, please. How pathetic. Do you need me to keep pointing out your spelling and usage errors? Didn't I humiliate you in that area enough already? I fucking guarantee you one thing: if we were ever in a spelling contest, I'd kick your ass from here to China.
Oh, I know perfectly well how to do that. I just don't always choose to.
Clearly, you do not.
You have vision loss due to diabetic retinitis, brought on knowingly by yourself and your own actions. You get zero slack from me for that. You made your bed, now lie in it. If you're going to choose to nitpick someone on typos, you better be damn sure you are perfect.
I don't make excuses; I own up to my mistakes. Nor do I blame my disabilities - which, while not as profound as yours, certainly exist and are disabling. My vision has never been great for my whole life; now that I'm starting to suffer from normal macular degeneration that nearly everyone my age suffers from, it's harder to see very small type, for example, even with glasses.
Yes. Sometimes it's a good choice, sometimes it's a bad choice. It depends on the situation.
It can also harm that ability. Some people just don't listen to reason and their filters only pass aggression. You are making the mistake of believing the absurd old claptrap of "the golden rule". I'll give you a hint: not everyone wants to be treated the same way!
It's a perfect example of your attitude problem, Paul. If you hadn't been specifically insulting me for typos in that very same message, I would have let it pass, the same way I let your countless previous errors pass. If you had not chosen to be a dick about it, I would have done the same in return.
Yes; all you incessant insults to me and constant proclamations of ignoring me were exactly the perfect way to act. You are the very model of etiquette!
Paul, don't attempt to teach me social interaction. You're neither an expert nor any kind of role model I'd ever want to emulate. Here on this board, I am choosing to take you to task for some things. In other places, I treat other people differently - but always as they deserve.
Sometimes the most valuable things are the ones people don't want to hear.
I have an infinite number of opportuntiues to speak.
Call me an optimist, but I was hoping you'd be able to learn a few major things all smart people have to learn eventually in order to get smarter:
1) There's always someone who knows more than you. Listen to them carefully and think about what they say deeply before responding. Have some respect for people who have more learning in an area than you do. Don't blindly accept everything they say forever, but be sure you have a really good understanding and are at about the same level as they are before disagreeing. They may be things you know more about than I do. If one ever comes up, I promise, I will acknowledge it.
2) The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.
3) Recognize the difference between your opinions and yourself. They are not the same. An attack on one is not an attack on the other. Cultivate dispassion.
No, I don't want to treat others the exact same way you do because we are different people and have different styles.