On the Idiotekque thing, since Asheskitty had
to go and bring it up.
Here is the thing. Idiotekque I find your posts rude, condescending, insulting and argumentative. You seem to like to argue simply for the sake of arguing and by your own admission will even find arguments to make when you agree with people. You get these knee jerk reactions whenever the majority think something and simply must play devil's advocate. You also won't back down. Ever. Back and forth back and forth. This isn't high school debate club. You don't need to enlighten people to other viewpoints. You can't make anyone see anything they don't want to see. All you can do is make yourself feel like you won argument on the internet.
Actually, the negative feedback on that article is less deserved than it may seem.
Not a great article at all, but not worth a circle jerk of "omg that company is shit".
Heartwarming to see all the CAGs jumping a bandwagon with each other though.
(I wonder how many people actually read it.)
Rude, sarcastic and presumptuous. It implies people are expressing their opinion in part or in whole simply to go along with the bandwagon. You also don't know what people did or didn't read. If someone has a different interpretation than you that does not mean they didn't read something.
You don't quite understand the point. I do agree with you, but search engine optimization does not.
It's not as simple as "That's a shitty article", because it is a fairly shitty article.
Then there is no need to argue. No one mentioned search engines. You brought that up because you felt the need to find something argue about and validate the article's worth, but no one cares. No one said 'Oh this is a bad article because of search engine optimization'. It doesn't matter. You're just finding random things to argue about for the sake of arguing because it bugs the hell out of you that the majority of people here are trashing something and you seem to feel it's your god given duty to show the other side of things or find some other side to show.
Absolutely, I'm a stickler myself when it comes to anything I work on. If a single sentence sounds "off", I'll sit there for a half an hour just making it sound perfect (extremist example, but I'm sure it's happened).
Sounds like someone who always has to be 'right'.
The problem is that the internet is--by nature--driven by the complex of instant gratification. It doesn't matter if it's porn or something dead serious, 99% of its users generally follow that mindset, and even for those that don't (say, yourself, or someone here, or me), they still do... sometimes. Search engines only can take quality into account so much.
Assumptions. It's not fact. You aren't in people's heads. You're basically saying almost everyone is a blind sheep who follows along but you know better!
I'm not arguing with anyone, I don't think my view on the matter is the end all correct one, and I never even took a side on the matter in the first place.
Exactly. You were just arguing to argue.
The only point I was bringing out is that people are only looking at it from one perspective. In my original post I was basically saying "Damn, the owner of the site is obviously churning out articles when he doesn't have the proper time to do so; I understand the predicament he's gotten himself into, but yeah, that's a really bad article."
And you know, if you had said that and exactly that without the confrontational argumentative 'you're wrong!' attitude and snide remarks about everyone jumping on the bandwagon I wouldn't have reacted at all. The above is a reasonable expression that is not confrontational, snide, rude, argumentative or disrespectful to anyone here. But that's NOT
what you said.
Maybe you haven't really read my posts, I don't know.
Again with this. I was tempted to stoop to your level and say 'Well if you had read my
post you would know I did in fact get that you weren't disagreeing with everyone and was in fact satirizing the fact that you were finding any little excuse to argue and see a different point no matter ie "How do you know you enjoyed it?"
You need to stop saying people didn't read something because their interpretation is not what you think it should be. Perhaps a less confrontational 'That wasn't my interpretation' is in order. In any case you do not know what someone has or has not read.
All I did was offer a different perspective on the subject, while still agreeing with the original perspective. It's generally a smart practice to not blindly look at things one way and one way only; hence a little commentary on why you may see shoddy articles come out of situations like that.
No it's not. Not on a forum. Again, IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO MAKE EVERYONE ON THE PLANET SEE A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW EVEN IF YOU AGREE WITH THEM
. Its not debate club. That's annoying. If you genuinely think something fine then try to express it in a NON CONFRONTATIONAL WAY WITHOUT SNIDE REMARKS AND ASSUMPTIONS
but don't argue for the sake of arguing. That's just obnoxious.
That said, it only took a quick Google search on GamerX's other articles to see that he doesn't publish that "crap" all the time. The first article I opened and read over was pretty good.
Irrelevent. No one said the whole site was crap.
People tend to think that when someone offers their opinion that they're obviously insisting that whatever they say is the only correct opinion. I don't do that; hell, I don't think anyone in this thread posts with that attitude in mind, so I don't quite understand why people assume that. Every opinion is valid in its own way, I'm not sure why it all has to be such an argument.
It's not what you say, but how you say it. I've tried many times internally to give you many chances but your posts always come off as rude, confrontational and argumentative to me.
I'll be honest and there's no non-condescending way to say this so I'm just going to put it out there. When I saw your age it explained a lot to me. There's something about being young that tends to make people think they know a lot even with little life experience and there's something about getting older that tends to make (some) people admit that they don't know a lot even though they have more life experience. It annoyed the hell out of me when people would say stuff like that when I was younger and yet I get it now.
Yes this is a generalization, no it is not true in all cases, but in my head I need to try and make sense of why you come off as a rude, condescending, last word know it all to me all the time without even seeming to realize it and it was either your age or Aspberger's. Otherwise I just can't figure it out.
Oh and lastly, go ahead and argue with me point by point and tell me how wrong I am. I don't care. You're going back on ignore yet again. Let me be clear in that this post is to explain myself to other people who I respect and you Idiotekque are not one of those people I respect.