I'd rather what people take from that thread is that none of us are here to be verbally abused and sworn at, and I won't tolerate that personally or against any of my colleagues. If someone did that to me in the street or any other place or work I'd walk away, and the same rule applies here.I'm also a little bit upset with @Hanners for asking that thread to be locked and preventing any further discussion.
What that says to me is that your harshly worded opinions mattered a lot more than all the other reasonably worded ones in that thread. And that I do find really unfortunate.
It certainly wasn't unwise, @Hanners; it was (and still is) a great idea.my attempt was unwelcome and unwise
Exactly, it was basically the equivalent of a diner in a restaurant being asked, "How would you like your steak, sir?" and them responding with "How the f*ck do you think I want my steak, you as*hole."In my opinion, a forum environment should not give people the green light to be more abusive than they otherwise would be if it were face to face.
I will drop in a final final word (no really) to thank those who responded and fed back in the spirit in which my thread was intended - the general consensus matched my own there, so rest assured that at least was instructive and hasn't gone to waste.TBF, there were about 10-11 people who gave genuine (not aggressive) answers in that thread.
I really am sorry. Why would I be proud of getting an official mad at me, shutting down a thread, and possibly not even considering feedback all because I acted immature under stress? I may be rude and mean on occasion, but in no way do I actually get pleasure from it. I’m not so coldhearted like I’m often made out to be.But are you sorry, though? Or are you actually quite proud of the big reaction you got?