Justin wrote:Ed, why are you being mean? You don't remember standing next to me in line on Fury and we messaged on an 'app?' I'm a really nice guy.
Disagreeing with you either in person or online doesn't mean I'm being 'mean'. Just because we talked on Grindr about hanging out at the park doesn't entitle you to any special privileges, nor does disagreeing on a message board 'behind a keyboard' preclude us from hanging out at the park. Heck, Doug is a good friend of mine, ask him if he gets special treatment when I disagree with him. Or just ask Amos. Or even Jonathan...And I know and like all of them...
Why the heck are people being defensive and mean? I just made a statement about Accela, that was it.
I don't have any issues with you making your statement wishing Accela was private at all, and to be fair, no one here seems to have much issue that you feel that way. Maybe understand the way you phrased it came across to some as condescending. I had no issues with it. I did, however, take issue with this:
It wasn't made for folks to get the sense of pride that they shared the information first on this forum.
You could have left that off your post. It was overtly condescending (I know, I'm the king of condescension) and rude to an established group of people discussing a public posting on a public website that just happens to be on topic on this forum. Then you continued to be kinda rude and douchy when people pointed out you were being rude and douchy.
I don't want to argue or fight.
Then don't be rude and douchy and accuse people of being egotistical (the subtext to your initial comment), after, as Coasterbruh pointed out, you've posted on here seemingly trying to show that you have some inside info.
Jarvis and others asked you a question about your implication that people on here were searching for some sense of overinflated pride simply by posting something thats on a public website for discussion on another public website. You refused to answer and started accusing people of being prideful. Maybe tone it down? Instead of getting overly defensive and accusing that of others, just say "Sorry, didn't mean to come off that way" and maybe explain what you meant, while acknowledging no-one here was being overtly prideful in this thread...
Just a thought. Doesn't matter much to me. I'm just sitting in my living room watching Star Trek reruns.