No Blackwell, I'm apparently a bully that corners people into threads where they cannot stop posting and cannot get away.
You make a lot of exceptional assertions about what you perceive people do, and do not do. Like cornering them, and making it hard for them to escape.
You start a topic about them, and it's their fault if they respond to it? Yet, if they do not, in your mind: they must be cowards, or you're correct in what your topic states about them. That makes you a bully.
I do this from a remote location using powers that somehow work through an Ethernet cable.
To me: words are just words. To most people: words have an effect on them. If it didn't then religion may not be so prevalent nor would this website. You can antagonize people with your words, which you do, and seem to enjoy, which makes you a bully.
They had a show about Navy SEAL traing a while back - brutal stuff. One day they all had to lift and carry these giant logs around the beach. They must have done it all day. After they were all beat down at the end of the day the instructor told all the team leaders to take their teams down to the beach and back again. Most of them assumed they had to still carry the logs. All the teams but one picked up their logs and went running with it, the other team ran down to the beach and back but without their log.
When the team without their log got back first, the instructor asked them why didn't they carry their log. The team leader said that the instructor said nothing about a log. The instructor said "You mean all the other teams are wrong and you are right?". Hoo-ya instructor!
Well, the instructor said, you are correct. Attention to detail, you paid attention to detail. Now you can sit out the next excersise.
See, you guys don't pay attention to detail. You thought if I said I wouldn't post in the thread until the next day at 0700 CDT (I didn't - I had discipline) then you wouldn't hear from me regarding your comments. Then when I awarded perectly allowable Darwins with the required reasons, you got all in a kerfuffle. Attention to detail. You have to pay attention to detail.
This is what a bully replies with. This is also what an idiot replies with. You're a bully and an idiot: congratulations.
Neither I nor you have any power whatsoever over anyone on a forum. None. It always amazes me, I guess it's human nature, that people can seemingly be mind-controlled over an electrical connection, by little bits of data. Nobody has power to cause anyone to respond to anyone over the internet. I completely, totally disagree that I'm a bully.
While this is true, people, by nature, feel they have to respond based on accusations, or judgments of themselves by those who disparage their character. You do not have to respond to me but then that would defeat your purpose of bullying those who do not bow down and worship your ego. That makes you a bully.
That's something you came up with. But even if I was, who's allowing it to happen to them? This isn't a physical situation. Nobody can be bullied by ethernet packets. If you dislike the radio station - tune to another frequency.
Oh, so long time members, or people who have found a place they enjoy to read and comment at have to find a new place because you think if they don't want to be "bullied", they can just leave? And, yes, I know you meant another topic or board but then that limits their access and broadens yours to those who do not bow to your ego. That's bullying.
I started this thread.
With the intent to bully specific members.
I didn't force Nam or magicmiles to respond. I can't force any member to respond. It could have died with no member responding. But they just couldn't resist it - they read something I said and just couldn't stand not saying something. But then they realized I had a point of view.
For a person, especially a targeted person, to not respond makes the bully win. They repeatedly make comments in their own topic, with mostly their comments and void of others and use such a venue to convince others they must be right since they went unchallenged. that makes you a bully.
If they don't like what I'm saying then they should stop posting in the thread. I'm respnding with my free speech thoughts.
So are they.
They don't seem to like what I say - that's not my problem. Nobody has to read my posts, nobody has to comment on my posts. Who's moving your fingers? Who's looking at your monitor? You're even actually arguing about which is more upstanding - bullying or being an asshole. If you don't even like to see my posts, or any member's posts, then put me on ignore in your profile. That's what it's there for.
This is a discussion forum. People come here to discuss things. I found that placing bullies on ignore is nonsense because they continue to bully those same people over and over again, and since they have the bully on ignore, others, such as new members, start to believe what the bully is saying. It must be true 'cause the person in question isn't responding.
Bullies such as yourself love to bully, and even if "we" did that, you'd bully us for doing it. People should stand up to bullies, not ignore them and hope they go away. I mean, if people on this website did that: this website wouldn't exist.
You're spewing a bully's rhetoric.
So don't give me excuses as to why you respond or post what you post. I have no idea what your mind is capable of or how weak it is. Examine yourselves. Get control of yourselves, your fingers, your eyes, your mind. Drive that mouse better. I have no control over you.
You'd like that: 'cause if we did that, you'd win, bully boy.