Originally Posted by Gunther
As I mentioned, I appreciate Erik's contributions, it's a tremendous website and I am truly thankful for it.
I personally, have very thick skin. I embrace disagreement and I'm not afraid to come in on the anti side of an argument, minority or not. You may note that the only time I ever respond in this fashion is when I feel as though others have been attacked. When I've been belittled, and it's happened a few times, often I'll either concede my error or continue the argument in a hopefully gentlemanly way. My point in this paragraph is that it's not about me or my feelings being hurt, that simply doesn't happen.
Having said that, I reject your arguments that this wasn't a belittling post, of course it was.
What post? The post you refer to in the OP? The one directed at @turtleback
? Do you know the backstory of said post? Why don't you ask Turtleback if he felt belittled by it? Perhaps you're valiantly defending someone who doesn't need or want to be defended because he wasn't belittled in the first place. I think you're jumping into the end of a long conversation between Iacas and Turtleback and getting indignant over something that only you can see, something that's not even there. But that can't be, after all, you have "thick skin" right???
Seriously, it's already super annoying how many posters get their knickers all twisted up because of perceived slights (oh my, he's actually disagreeing with me!!! How rude!!) but now we're gonna start looking for possible slights directed at other people? People who have been here for years and would have left long ago if they were being so terribly abused and pissed on as you seem to believe?
Tell you what, why not keep your powder dry for when you feel you've been tread upon and let others worry about themselves. We all have our big boy pants on, we're fine.