-The Glove- wrote:Wow. You're completely taking my comment too seriously. I have nothing but respect for your post game "Random Thoughts". It's something I look forward to every week. One should be able to laugh at him/herself.
I'd understand your reaction if I had a history of disrespecting you (I mean yeah I've disagreed with you many a times) but I haven't and I don't.
It has 0% to do with Wilson and 100% to do with the tone of disrespect.
Have you seen every post Techworld's makes in my direction? I LOVE that guy, and he's always giving me shit. But he does it lovingly. Big difference.
In fact, my initial response to you was a "roll with the punches" self-depreciating joke. And then when I read it, I felt ashamed of myself for just taking it again for the untold time. So, I deleted it and stood up for myself.
BTW Glove, I have nothing personal against you, it was just your comment and how I read into it that just set me off. There was an obvious tone of annoyance, or some form of antipathy. It was clearly not a joke. If it was, it was the worst delivery of a joke I've ever seen.
If you have anything against me, that's fine. Just know I will fight back anyone who is disrespectful. Playful ribbing is fine. Ask J how to do it, he's great at it. If this was a misread from me, then try to be smarter about how you manage your tone next time, and let's forget this happened. I will probably have a minimal presence at .net from here on out, anyway.
hawk45 wrote:I don't see a target on Kearly's back but I don't see every thread.
I will say that with respect to guys saying he should have thicker skin, that's fine and dandy for dudes who throw around the smartass remarks themselves. I'm not averse to making a snarky post, and so it's no surprise if I get one directed at me. Kearly's point about him never being snarky is a good one. If all you do is come on the site, spend a lot of time and effort to make informative posts, and show courtesy, then it does hit you harder when someone comes out of nowhere just to be a jerk, and sucks the fun out of things.
It's almost all backhanded, underneath people's breath kind of stuff, which makes it worse because if it was more obvious, people would step in and say something. But because they don't, it's tough. Nobody wants to have to defend themselves and look insecure in the process.
The second paragraph I quoted from you pretty much nails it. I'm nice and I work hard. I respect others. I feel I've earned minimal respect and TACT. That's ALL I'm asking for. And if people are going to be dicks I'm going to give them the business from now on. I've turned the other cheek for the better part of 10 years since I joined the scout site, but I've basically lost that ability.