Thing with these 'awards' is, they are always going to be rather subjective aren't they? What I consider not worth smiting, others do, and vice versa. In fact, on one of mine I was smited by one user and applauded by another. It's just how it goes.
I thought Screwtapes post was really un-necessary given I had already made the joke ( and it wasn't even a good joke ), so what was he doing other than mocking?
Admittedly, we all tend to be clouded by overall impressions (and I admit Screwtape is not my favourite member here) , so I'll try to not let that happen.
So in other words, you made a claim that you didn't bother to support (as per usual).
You were then called on it by someone else and asked to support it (as per usual).
And you are now making an attempt to weasel out from the claim that you made (again, as per usual).
While I will agree that the definition of what may constitute a reason for smiting is rather subjective (hence why it's a bad system), it doesn't actually matter in light of your claim and my request for support.
You made the claim that you had been smited for saying things far less worse than making the bad joke that Screwtape made as an objective statement. I asked you to show where this had happened in support of your claim. So where is this statement that you made that got smited which was far less worse than Screwtapes?
You're only trying to turn it into a subjective thing now that you've been called on it. But even if you want to go that route, which of the ones is it that you subjectively think was smited in such a way? I pointed out the types of things that I've seen you smited for, and none of them seem to fit your claim. So which one is it?
You know Miles, it would be interesting if just once you actually stood by something you said. Instead of turning tail and showing everyone your backside the instant you get called on something, or you get shown to be wrong in a thread. I think it's something you might want to try sometime, if nothing else than for the sake of originality.
It's like playing with a five year old who grabs his toys and runs home crying "I don't want to play with them" everytime things don't go his way.