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It´s the first time for me reading a post of Munchies_Matt, so I think I´m pretty much neutral.

His today´s post was (to me) pretty interesting. So far so good. A bit of Bildzeitung (Edit: Link to wikipedia deleted, because Bildzeitung always shows naked women Unsure | :~ ), but everyone may do and say and think whatever he wants. A lot of people read Bildzeitung.

The first answer to it was by OriginalGriff. To me it felt pretty objective. He tried to correct some of Munchies_Matt´s facts or non-facts, for this discussion this doesn´t matter. I´m really sorry if I´m wrong, but I see no hatred towards Munchies_Matt in OriginalGriff´s post!

Then I read Munchies_Matt´s reaction to this one. Uppercase letters (which in software developer´s world means as much as "shouting"). Comments like "get over your prejudices". Yay. In Germany we call such behaviour "asozial" (antisocial, says my translator). (I´m pretty much curious how he will react to this expression of mine)

Then I read farther down and read things like "I am sure you are intelligent enough to understand this." I´m sorry, but with such statements the content doesn´t matter anymore to me. No matter if I could/would/would like to understand whatever he writes, I´m feeling like someone is judging me or someone else as stupid. This is hatred.

So, oh yes, I think hatred comes from Munchies_Matt. I - as a new reader to his posts - get the feeling, he´s posting for looking for having an argument, and no matter how objective the answer is, he will answer yelling and judging someone else´s intelligence.

Though, I don´t like the thought of a forum, where it is publicly discussed if a member should be banned. Regarding his sheer number of points Munchies_Matt must be a pretty valuable member of this community. Maybe a formal note to interpersonal decency could help?

@Munchies_Matt: I would love to read your answer. I would love to see it´s objective, with factual arguments and without shouting. Please correct my current opinion about you, as I´m not an enemy.

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While - in my opinion - Munchies_Matt seems to oppose SoapBox rule no. 4, this very thread opposes SoapBox rule no. 5. Just to mention.

modified 12-Jul-19 8:48am.

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