Spare me the sob story
Posted Feb 8, 2007 20:20 UTC (Thu) by GreyWizard
In reply to: Reading is fundamental
Parent article: Comparing Linux and Minix
No, I am not bullying you. I'm not a hypocrite either. I haven't been especially kind to you, but that's because refuse to show enough courtesy to read and understand what I write before responding. Take a break from sobbing about whatever kid used to steal your lunch money and consider this issue on the merits.
Regardless of whether you found grouch's comment annoying everything he said was true and no one has challenged that. Those facts contradict important parts of the argument copsewood was making. That doesn't make copsewood a bad person but pointing it out isn't censorship either. Yet mingo implies as much with "freedom, in your world, apparently does not extend to basic freedom of expression" and related comments.
He's not responding on the merits. He's throwing his weight around and suggesting that grouch is immature. He also sets himself up as an arbiter of what "Linux needs" and what "Linux is trying to break away from". This seems to me like an effort to push someone around rather than engage in honest intellectual argument.
According to my dictionary that's bullying. You are free to disagree, but until you demonstrate that you've made a reasonable effort to understand what I'm trying to say I really couldn't care less what you find offensive.
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