In Reply to: Not really... posted by Praveen on March 31, 1999 at 13:38:14:
Smart ass attitude? That is not my intention. Consider if you will that you are ready to take whatever I say in the most negative of ways.
Try reading it in a neutral way. I may be matter of fact or even blunt occasionally, but I'm not trying to hurt anyone's feelings, or pointlessly berate someone?
My attitude is that I'm going to stand up for myself, no one else is going to do it. It's called self respect.
And I'm not going to get into the freedom of speech thing again. I really wish you would actually read my posts before commenting on them. AGAIN, ONE LAST TIME, I'VE NOT ARGUED THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT THAT IT JUST MAKES FOR A BETTER DISCUSSION. And this is just my opinion, OK? I'm not trying to be a smart ass.
: : What if I go and flame someone in a general thread, unprovoked?
: I am afraid that's precisely what you have done with your peurile outbursts of how the board sucked and how "freedom of speech" on a private board entitles you to rude, condescending behavior. Freedom of speech was concieved so that revolutionary ideas like "the earth goes around the sun" would not automatically result in loss of life. It was concieved so that thinkers in society could question what royalty or governments were doing. To think that all it means to you is give you the right to go around shouting 4-letter words in polite company indicates a severe lack of maturity. You have wasted a lot of bandwidth by purporting to tell long-time residents here how to do things; this will hardly endear you to anyone, least of all the Baba who has been here and well-liked for a long time. You are taking on the wrong guy: you have incurred the Baba's wrath; I suggest you either slink away with your tail between your legs, or calm down a little bit and lose the smart-ass attitude.