"Oh boy!"

2008
Jun
3

I got a comment! Yes, I know that a few Friends of Wendell have commented here once a week or so, but this is a negative one from a Little Gamers fanboy! (Or one of the Little Gamers themselves behind a “Pseudonym”) I try to take a zen-like approach to internet feuds with a touch of passive-aggressive just because it cheeses off my opponent, but I often sabotage that approach by my tendency to over-explain (if you’ve ever been paid Per Word, you know how addictive that can be). See? I’m doing it here!

My favorite part of Pseudonym’s comment was at the end when he wrote “(please insert a very patronising[sic] tone to the last bit)”. I really do wish attitudes could be directly attached to written comments – it would prevent so many misunderstandings. In fact, over at MetaFilter, I have advocated the addition of a tag to html, but that cause has gotten zero traction. Maybe I should work on the issue here. Yeah, that’s a great way to reach more people.

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AND NOW A WORD FROM SOMEBODY WHO MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ME...