That's like the sky calling the sea blue-depending where you are, geographically. Of course, the sky in Spain may call the sea in Britain grey, and that would be an insult, even if it is true.
Whatever, Mysteria's figure of speech is a reception to the words in question, not the people, like she's stated.
(Personally, I like communicating with Digital Hell-he comes across as young, spiritual and poetic-he's here to write poetry in my opinion, and that's good, right? Essorant, you seem to be taking this as a personal attack against someone you feel you have to help. That's a nice thing to do, but it's not always the right thing to do-let him defend the words himself before we argue the why's.)
As for the point about treatment of new and established users...new users won't always be aware of what subject matter's unacceptable (through over-use, or for it's flame-bait potential), just as they might not be aware of stylistic problems in presenting such subjects to the World Wide Web. Of course, a good writer should be able to present any subject...but we're not talking about a good write, we're talking about a piece of badly scored *vandalism for no apparent reason. Established users should know the etiquette, so if they continually post such subjects without backing it up with reason, must be dealt with more firmly than new users here...I would say, although it's possible for a new user to be 'here' solely for the purpose of using such subjects to disrupt communication within the group, to 'flame established users into reactng...I don't believe that's always a negative thing, but as I've said, intent must be shown.
Sensationalism-it throws up such a mess!
*Don't get me wrong, I'm aware of satirical works, street art that 'scribes what's wrong with the world, and that can have any shocking form. However, as any street artist will tell you, the more shocking it is, the most relief it must have-otherwise, the chances of passers-by getting *the message will be almost zero.
(sometimes, the only message with tagging is presence-i W@z Er£ 0k!)
[This message has been edited by kif kif (08-14-2006 06:28 AM).]