A Final Note About Commenting

I don’t know why people assume that a post like “my ego eclipses the sun” was written in anger. It genuinely wasn’t. I think posting unpleasant comments on other people’s sites is a waste of time, and the behaviour of a jerk. What other purpose can possibly be served other than to call attention to yourself or insult someone else? None. And you gain nothing from it other than attention.

I don’t operate this website to glorify myself. It’s here so I can share my thoughts and my work with those who are interested. I do crave feedback, like any artist, and I think fair criticism is perfectly fine (if sometimes depressing; let’s face it, no-one wants to hear negative things about their work, even when it’s necessary).

But I will react with sarcasm and swearing when people go out of their way to be unpleasant. I don’t think that’s a matter of ego. I don’t react this way to disagreement, only to unpleasantness, and to people who don’t read before they write. (I am here referring to multiple individuals, not just one person.) Constructive criticism is OK; everything else will either be deleted or used as a springboard for comedy, philosophy or anything else it inspires.

Behave on this website as you would in real life; don’t use the anonymity of the web to be a jerk. Be nice. I am a friendly person, and I will gladly engage in friendly debate. If you have nothing meaningful to say, say nothing instead.

That’s my last post on this matter, and in the future I will link to it by way of explanation.

Now I have work to do.

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  1. me

     /  March 28, 2010

    As I said, the comment wasn’t to gain attention, it was my personal response to you after reading an article I found absurd. As I also already said, it was jerky. As crazy as I continue to find it, those were your feelings and there’s never any good reason to dump on someone for the way they feel, and I do apologize for it. I typed it up in 5 seconds after reading your article and didn’t give it a second thought.

    Still though, I can’t believe the sheer amount of crazy I’ve elicited from you over this. How you didn’t consider I might be a fan of your work still baffles me, and the bizarro conclusions you jumped to about me as a whole person are not what I would have expected from a rational person. Perhaps this is why I assume you’re angry, in general I expect more logical thinking from you.

    Anyway, this response is becoming antagonistic again which is positively not my aim. This whole thing has spiraled out of control with us repeatedly responding to the stupid things we have to say to one another. I think you can agree this has been a waste of time and energy for the both of us. The last thing I want to say here is that I absolutely don’t want to be your enemy, and playing that part hasn’t been too fun. I wish you nothing but happiness, success, and all the best.