strider0075 wrote:Excuse me, if you feel the need to show your almighty superiority in your knowledge of sci fi and speech, to the extent that when someone makes a joke about a dune reference that you have to point out the reference, assuming their ignorance, and follow it with a "wiki it" or lecturing them on "proper speech". Also, why wiki? wiki is a notoriously unreliable reference point. why not dunenovels.com or goodreads.com. Hell anywhere but friggin' Wikipedia.?
I'm an administrator and it is my prerogative to be an asshole to you if I feel like you need to be shit on, but I'll talk about the lack of that in a little bit.
I've been talking about speech because I made a mistake in not checking with multiple online dictionaries when I corrected Rosso. Sorry about that, Rosso.
Wikipedia is not unreliable for hard facts, because in order for there to be significant contribution to most Wikipedia pages, multiple sources are often referenced as footnotes. You go to the sources from the link on Wikipedia, and they are often, say in physics, a gathering of reliable peer-checked physics journals. Obviously you don't cite Wikipedia as the source. It's a very subject-specific website. New information is harder to come by obviously, and additionally the more esoteric something is, the less likely it will be to have reliable sources.
But it's far from being a bad place to go when doing research that needs to be cited. You get a basic overview of a subject, and then at the end you're likely to have links to important ideas about the subject which you can cite.
maybe not and I do apologize for running on a tad too long with that rant, but I hate having to repeat myself. So I tried to make myself as clear as possible. Honestly I wouldn't have an issue except for how he "sounded", he came off like a pompous ass who felt the need to show his superiority. I mean, was there really a need for him to point out the dune reference or to point out the flaws in my speech?
I legitimately thought you said the opposite of what you meant, or I would not have made the post I did. It is a part of my job to keep things organized, so I will correct you or offer counsel if I think you posted something that you didn't intend. I am sorry that my posts in this thread are making you feel bad.
Despite this, in your post responding to me pointing out the reference, you said "most" people get that reference. Why would you assume this? That's worse than what you're saying I did to you. I'm apparently misinterpreting a single person, you're making a sweeping generalization about many.
I didn't realize it was a joke. That's why I said what I did in my second post. So it wouldn't happen again, and you wouldn't feel bad about this in the future. I didn't do it just to correct you so I would feel superior. I wasn't and am not bullying you. I did it because I thought honestly that you were confused by my decision to make the reference that I thought you didn't make.
The words you chose for the joke weren't interpreted by me as a joke in any way. I think the problem is that, to me, a joke would not involve the clause "as best as i can explain". It's easier for me to interpret that you felt that the entire episode idea that Mandy was turned into a sand worm was strange. It's easier for me to interpret that you couldn't recognize why the writers did what they did, so you did your best to explain it despite it being so strange. Since that's what it seemed like to me, I explained what I thought was a reference you didn't understand.
I wasn't being mean. I didn't understand a joke that didn't have any have any of the indicators I knew about that let me realize it was a joke. I am sorry that I didn't find your joke funny. Me? I would suggest putting more proper nouns from Dune into the joke - which you wouldn't use unless you knew where they came from - but that's just me. Again, not malicious intent. Remember the concept "if you have to explain a joke, it didn't work"? This joke didn't work if you're breaking rules in your anger at me not getting the joke and apparently being mean to you.
On the forums, and in this forum especially, more people are not aware that they aren't communicating clearly. That's the context by which I approached your post. So I go into threads and offer advice. That's part of what I sometimes do on all the forums, and often what I do in this forum.
However, part of what you
don't do in this forum is complain about something that isn't out of the ordinary for mods and admins to do. You should read the rules again. I wasn't being cruel to you. I didn't bully you as the only content in my second post, I talked about other things with other people. You, however, spent two posts doing only that. No one else comment on this subject while in posting here after they see this post, either. Thanks in advance.
Consider this a verbal warning. While you're in this forum: keep in mind the rules, please! As I said earlier, read the rules again, if you please. It could help prevent disciplinary action in the future If you have any issues, please send me or one of the Mods a private message. Have a nice day! :0) honk honk
Actually On Topic Postscript: Would you say that every single story which involves time-travel to the past which subsequently changes their present to be a different parallel universe? Because that's a lot of stories.