i thought i might be on the short list.
dkl, the most reviled?
it makes me giggle every time i hear it.]]>
But, not a shit.
Or am I?
This one will send me into at least 30 seconds of serious reflection.]]>
But if you want to remain in ignorance and also spout off about a topic on which you’re admittedly uninformed, well that’s just a bad idea.
I didn’t say I was ignorant or uninformed, just that I might conform to your definition of not knowing “jack shit,” by which I assumed you meant not knowing as much as you, since that is almost always what people mean when they say someone doesn’t know “jack shit.” My interactions in the bloggernacle have been sufficient, I believe, to support my comments above, and discounting them based on my putative ignorance would probably be a mistake on your part. I recognize, though, that my comments seem to bother you in a visceral manner (for reasons I’m not quite clear on) and are not having the effect I intended, so I’ve offered to drop it.]]>
I feel comfortable insulting DKL as he is the most reviled person in the bloggernacle, he knows exactly what I mean, and is big enough to take it. Frankly I’ve done it before and we’re still friends. I don’t feel like I could name other names here without repercussions, because some people are more sensitive thank DKL. I’m a coward.
But I suppose that I could safely point out that on this very blog, GST, who I am also friends with, really stepped over a line in my mind once upon a time.]]>
To be more accurate, I told you that if you think that Steve Evans has never been castigated then you don’t know jack shit about the bloggernacle.
By saying that I’m not trying to establish a floor for participation or say that you are inadequate. Your participation is always welcome. If you or anyone else says things that are ignorant and insulting then I’m inclined towards correction. I was probably more that a little too insulting in my reply, for which I am sorry.
If you don’t care about the history and personalities behind this community that is fine. You can certainly participate without such knowledge. But if you want to remain in ignorance and also spout off about a topic on which you’re admittedly uninformed, well that’s just a bad idea.]]>
jimbob, on this thread one might think that you are getting away with insulting me, not understanding my most basic comments from other blogs, and not knowing anything about the Bloggernacle. Nothing could be further from the truth.
1. I’m honestly not trying to insult. I guess I was trying to figure out why some in the bloggernacle get away with more than others, a question which seemed tangentially relevant to why many MMB’s choose not to participate here. That’s all. I’m clearly not addressing that question very well, and so I’ll let it lie.
2. Steve, I’m not trying to twist your words. Really. But that is how I interpret them. I’m not married to that interpretation, though, if you’d like to disabuse me.
3. Again, I read these blogs with some frequency. I probably go to at least one of the big ones a day. But ARJ told me I didn’t know “jack shit” about the bloggernacle, so I had to assume that my participation here was not at his level and therefore inadequate for his purposes. I certainly don’t claim to follow as closely as others.]]>