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UK News - General   The U.K and Europe

Started 7/16/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 126109 views.
RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/17/19

I get the bad spelling comment often. No, excuse, but several reasons. First I don´t care, type stream of conscious, and don´t bother to edit. Secondly as a very fast touch typist, who neither looks at the keys, nor the CRT (poor eye sight and focus result of a stroke), Third point is because I often work in several languages, my typing often reflects a different language (constitució) or phonetic (two, too, to). I have no problema with legit complaints when my errors interfere with the message of my post. However do object when my message is obvious, and the spelling-grammar complaint are merely a way for the respondent to negate the message, or avoid responding.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/17/19

Not valid, my ad hom was a response to and ad hom, e.g. valid.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/17/19

What a lot of crock!

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/17/19

G=G+1 your "crock" is just an unqualified ad hom, unless you can produce logic or facts to justify it.

It is also OT considering it has nothing to do with the thread title "U.K. and Europe"

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/18/19

I get that spelling mistakes happen.

But there when your macro misinterprets jovial teasing as something else that does not fit into your formula for a "valid response", it creates tension where none is needed.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/18/19

RGoss99 said:

Not valid, my ad hom was a response to and ad hom, e.g. valid.

It doesn't work like that, Goss.

If you are opposed to ad homs, then don't use them yourself.

It's called "taking the high ground".

Or, alternatively, "not being a hypocrite".

I have few rules in this forum.  The permission you gave yourself to use an ad hom is irrelevant, as it breaks one of those rules laid out on the start page.

My rules trump your macro.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/18/19

In theory, I agree, but without a specific example your point is not made and can not be responded to.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/18/19

So what response is posible to an ad hom sent to me would your rules allow. Again without a specific example, another pointless post.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/19/19

RGoss99 said:

In theory, I agree, but without a specific example your point is not made and can not be responded to.

Okay, here is the specific example, in this discussion.

You typed this:

I have npproblem with this as facebk inot a public service itis  rivate busnessIf its polices egarding free speech permit some to sprea propagada that is bad for buines,there moral obligation to thei positive ceents, no to mention good busness ustifies their action


The red lines beneath this paragraph are everywhere!

I responded:

Good God man! How many buttons are you missing on your keyboard?

Were you typing with mittens??!!

That was absolutely atrocious!!

And you call yourself an educator!!


This was meant to be jovial teasing, but this is where the very first G=G+1 appeared.

What should have been owned (that spelling was the worst) and shrugged off (not the end of the world, learn to laugh at yourself) became an issue. 

And the whole G=G+1 confusion began.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/19/19

RGoss99 said:

So what response is posible to an ad hom sent to me would your rules allow. Again without a specific example, another pointless post.

There is a specific example.  You just have to follow this chain of posts back to Czoe.

Czoe's style of writing is very intelligent and sharp witted.  She also loves to play with her words.

She did not deserve to be called a passive aggressive coward.

You overstepped your own rule and replied with direct insult on character, when she made none against yours - but rather her displeasure at the scoring system this macro seems to have invented.

But even if she did call you a name - any name - that is irrelevant, as your own personal system refuses to engage with ad homs.

Therefore, you should not be using them yourself.

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