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    Sense of Humour

    In most of the non-technical threads I post in I do so with humour. I don't post with the intention of offending anyone, however there always seem to be users who get offended. I identify politically as a bit left leaning, I admit it, but it isn't my identity. I bash both sides equally.
    Politicians, left or right, have chosen their course and don't need voters defending them.
    Both sides are corrupt. One side does not have a monopoly on it.
    I didn't post this to apologise to anyone who has been offended by my posts, just to better explain that nothing I post is intended to offend.
    If anyone is offended by my posts that is the choice of the one offended.
    Rant over!


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    Re: Sense of Humour

    Quote Originally Posted by copier addict View Post
    In most of the non-technical threads I post in I do so with humour. I don't post with the intention of offending anyone, however there always seem to be users who get offended. I identify politically as a bit left leaning, I admit it, but it isn't my identity. I bash both sides equally.
    Politicians, left or right, have chosen their course and don't need voters defending them.
    Both sides are corrupt. One side does not have a monopoly on it.
    I didn't post this to apologise to anyone who has been offended by my posts, just to better explain that nothing I post is intended to offend.
    If anyone is offended by my posts that is the choice of the one offended.
    Rant over!
    This post offends me!

    Democracy is still the worst form of government, except for all the rest of them.

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    Cool Re: Sense of Humour

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    This post offends me!
    Damn!!!! Here we go again.


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    Re: Sense of Humour

    hahaha.... lol

    Life is to straight ya got have some twisties....


    Back to serious.

    The written word is very ambiguous. There is no human emotional content(obviously).
    You have to accentuate that human limited trait into a text form some how.
    That means learning another side of your self and learning to express that contextual word self better.


    It's called self contextual interpretation. (word of the day)

    We we're taught self contextual interpretation at university many years ago.
    People interpret what they read with how they are feeling at that given moment.
    Example. If you have a tooth ache, every thing you read is going to give you a -- reply with low dark attitude type of day. If the office secretary just smiled at you, every thing you read or replay mail too will be a light bright off-the-cuff wow day.

    If you're feeling peeved off.
    Write out what you want to say/express an do not mail it for a couple of days.
    Go back and re-read the post that made you offened then work out if SCI was
    the problem in the first place. 60-70% of the time the offending words will appear to
    contain less venom. Likewise the other person might just be having a bad day...



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    Re: Sense of Humour

    There are simply so many folks on the site from all different walks of life, cultures, etc...that it is nearly impossible to not eventually offend someone (in their opinion, anyway) if you are an active member.

    Not to worry, my friend, it's just a part of Life.

    So, just when is this "old enough to know better" thing supposed to kick in?

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    Re: Sense of Humour

    I usually let the reader decide whether to be offended or delighted, or somewhere in-between. I usually do not intend to offend anyone (there are exceptions ...).

    Like Neo says, so much of our interpretation of the written word is based on our mood at the moment, and on the culture we were raised in. My own natural disposition is to reflect back whatever attitude is present in the originators comments. I think a lot of people are that way. I can be offensive for those who offend, and I can be forgiving for those that forgive. This is an excellent reason to frame your comments in the most positive terms. More of your responses will be positively framed. I also re-read my comments 2 or 3 times before posting. I catch multiple grammar mistakes, and sometimes decide that I'm over-reacting and can tone down my response.

    In the end, there are far too many factors that I do not have control of, so I do not overly concern myself with the readers reactions. Sometimes the right thing to do is to irritate the reader into action, and if that is required I can do that. How can you fix anything if you take no action? Isn't that why we're here, to fix things? =^..^=

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