Westozzy is referring to Richard M's all inclusive; Spread Sheet worthy listing of all possible in regards to the frailties of the Human condition/ interaction......quite a piece but---It misses one very important point:
What's at issue? This changes everything.
This place is different in that regard
Here, at KF some issues are Life and Death---and we got dead guys of every ilk, shit happens and when it happens in the wrong place you can get dead in a heart beat,,,
What complicates it is the stoke---and how fucking easy it is compared to say the less lethal sport of you name it---all the others, save chainsaw juggling and glory holes perhaps?
Wow, now that was a decent reply above. You make a valid argument. The increased hostility is probably due to what you described, they sense their argument is indeed weak (paraphrasing).
It is easy to notice someone's vulnerability with argument development and instead of letting it go I tend to 'stick the verbal knife' in further. Which causes even further angst in which the other person loses any grip of the topic at hand and becomes a blatant 'bafoon'.
I call this bullying in some sense of the word. So through my definition I will not be treating others this way anymore. I feel it is wrong and I need to be a better man.
And Westy, there's no disadvantage to a weak argu development, the truth always outs...
It just takes more time.
So you go bro sock it to them, if you believe, and the issue supports your effort.
Now let's say the issue is trivial? why even bother? and to those combatants all the standard maxims attach....better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt...
In a nut shell---(pun accepted) if you suffer fools, it's a pay as you go program e.g.
You suffer for your error, and and soon as you stop suffering them you are instantly relieved...
There's not many topics left that rise to the need for resolution---not like the old days when the stoke was driving folks to solicit new blood for profit, and or for lack o thinking it through...
This sport is just too easy to disrespect
Nothing wrong with any tactic in a discussion of worth--- the secret to winning is as always to tell the truth...
Get off topic, and you become irrelevant--and that is what will piss you off..
be relevant, tell the truth, and you'll be golden...
If you have nothing to say, and would like to showcase that, no problem just talk about yourself
And there in lies the few and far between in the "of any interest column..."
OK, back to it...