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Response to defacto7 (Reply #96)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 04:06 AM

98. Your choice of course . . .

 

Myself, I've never used the ignore button and never will (I reserve the right to reverse myself with regard to some of the folks who post in the Gungeon, but so far, nada). I like to know what's being said around here (and the other sites I visit), even if I drop a post after the headline.

And my standards are hardly personal. They're, well, standards, in other words common or best practice in a given area.

And if I evaluate a poster as a street-corner screamer, that means (in my book) that they've failed. They've squandered whatever credibility their ideas may have earned them by indulging in faux-hifalutin rantspeak. And because I've been doing this for quite a little while, I think I can tell when a post is likely to turn off more people than it turns on. The article posted by the OP seems firmly in that category.

And by the way, this is a completely legitimate subthread. 'Derailed?' 'Harmed?' Please.

Also, I have to ask what sort of job can you be dismissed from for 'criticizing off topic?'

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