I am not passive aggressive, Phyto. I just hold my space, balance, whatever you want to call it. If someone bullies me, I stand up. I don't particularly want to fight. I try to turn the fight into a dance. And if I fail, I get knocked down. And so it goes.
After being knocked down a few times, within this community and in the wider world, I have given up. So I wander off for a period of time. I recouperate. I didn't intend to come back this time, but for one reason or another I end up playing this game, for example, and I am amazed. Amazed by the dedication of the players, amazed that the ladle still hangs together. And I am amazed that I found a new depth to this game, eg showing this 6 year old who is learning to read and write, and using this game to help him. Who would believe it? Not I. And I merely wanted to share it with some people here. And instead of having anything close to a reasonable discussion, to elicit some insight into the process, whether anyone has noticed anything like this, I get sucked into your aggressive behaviour.
I am not being aggressive. I am not being passive-aggressive. I am simply attempting to share an insight. That is all. And others in the community can not engage with that slight, subtle, even fragile insight, because of the incredible volume of your aggression. Which is a pity. Humourous, in a way, which I took at first, but sadly, at the end of it, simply sad.
So, thank you for your analysis, Phyto, your perspective, your expression. But quite frankly, if Z-man, or Epsy, or whoever is moderating is willing to take out various posts as the community attempt to step in and stop Phyto, then please do me the honour of deleting any post that Phyto writes in relation to my next post. I would like to share something I have found to be interesting, and it might be useful for the community of players who play this game. And I am afraid, that if Phyto is allowed to maul me, then the loss will not only be mine. Please consider this.
And Phyto, I am happy to engage you, perhaps in a skype, or a google hangout, so we can talk. I would like to invite people to witness this, record it, whatever, in order for us to establish a more peaceful co-existence, not only for us two, but for others. The tussle you pull me into is detrimental for us all, albiet amusing to some.
hold the line