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Daveym 
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Location: Lancashire
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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The Real Lance Eason

Subj: Re: Elephant in the room? Hope not...
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 09:20:05 am EST (Viewed 84 times)
Reply Subj: Elephant in the room? Hope not...
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 12:19:05 am EST (Viewed 112 times)

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Well, since HMB3 brought it up down the thread a ways, I might as well address this. If a personal dislike of me is a factor here, there's not much I can do about it, nor can I be bothered to worry about it too much, but I hope that's not the case (and I'm not assuming that this IS the case;you haven't outright said that, and I don't feel it's right to put words in your mouth, but I'd rather address it to be on the safe side).
I do want to assure you that if this is the case, I don't have any such dislike for you nor have I tried to egg you on in any way to foster dislike for me on your part.
That said, I can see a few things which might be interpreted in certain ways which might irk you, which I will try to address here. First and most obvious would be embracing the whole Church of Hulk thing. As you have been credited with coining the term, and allegedly in a derogatory manner (I don't really recall the history of the term, so I'm going on hearsay), I could easily see such a wholehearted embracing of the term could seem like a deliberate attempt to wind you up.
I can't speak for anyone else involved, but on my part, that's not the case. Oh, sure, I like the idea of going with the "over-the-top" fanboy persona instead of trying to fight it or deny it.
And I like the notion of Hulk fanboys sticking together to some extent. Why not? But I don't intend my participation as a personal jab at you, or to use the British slang, an attempt to take the piss. Although I do see it, not as a piss-take, but a little tongue-in-cheek.
I can see how, if over-the-top and seemingly unreasonable Hulk fans were already annoying you, a deliberate, organized, shameless group of over-the-top Hulk fans using your own moniker might be even MORE annoying, whether it was deliberate or not. And I can understand if you do find it irritating, but I'd like to reiterate that, on my part at least, it's not meant that way. For one thing, in certain posts pertaining to the Church of Hulk either here or on the Hulk Board, you have been named as the enemy or what-have-you. Though I suspect an element of tongue-in-cheek there as well and I don't have any issue with any of the posters involved, I have either refrained from responding to those posts or from addressing that specific aspect of them. I don't have any personal animosity towards you, plus that sort of thing isn't my style, so I stay away from it.
In individual posts or replies, I'm sure I have made an irritable comment here and there - I do tend to post in all manner of moods, so it's likely popped out. And not to be completely pollyanna about it, I know I have taken some of your posts or replies in a negative way, and I may have responded accordingly. If so, that was definitely a byproduct of the moment, not anything overarching. As far as responding to things with the "no text" reply, I do plead guilty of doing that sometimes. I don't think there's anything wrong with it, and I don't mean any insult and especially don't think I'm above other posters by doing so.
Actually, as Poltargyst points out, sometimes I have an opinion but don't have a full ration of evidence at hand to try and convince others, but think (rightly or wrongly) that the original poster might like a reply either way. I thought that was a pretty honest thing for Poltargyst to put out there, and I would echo that sentiment.
Anyway, this might all be much ado about nothing, but I thought better to put it out there just in case. I know from some of your posts (including the Ghandi quote in one of your sigs) that bending over backwards to let you know no offense is meant might not necessarily be the type of thing that engenders your respect, but nothing we discuss on the Battle Board is anything I really have strong convictions about. They are the adventures of fictional characters being discussed in a second-hand forum by people who just enjoy reading their make-believe adventures and talking about them on the internet with people they have, for the most part, never even met. So, if I'm going to get worked up about something, it had better be something I really care about with people I interact with in real life. To sum up, I have no hard feelings against you. I hope you don't towards me, either, nor do I assume that you do, but if you do I respect your right to be annoyed by anyone you damn well please. But I haven't deliberately attempted to provoke you and I don't plan to in the future. Happy New Year!


It is NOT a personal dislike of you no, But my point stands - do you have any idea how annoying it is to have someone who posts... nothing.

I can do that too, so can anybody, but i'd be ashamed to do it on any sort of regular basis. It is basically the death of any sort of discussion and furthermore quite rude to do as you do.... \(coffee\)
To post No-Text one-word replies takes zero effort, to make a post laying out a considered response to a question takes plenty.



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