View Full Version : Hey Markxxx - where'd ya go?

11-24-2008, 10:35 AM
Apologies to all for the mildness of this post, but Markxxx - after you got called on for posting bullshit in GQ (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=493609), don't you think common courtesy would be to either provide support for your challenged assertion, request clarification, or acknowledge the remote possibility that you might have been mistaken?

Or is it preferable to just run and hide like a little fucking baby?

Ike Witt
11-24-2008, 11:31 AM
Kind of curious as to where you went in this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=436212&). You didn't feel any need to clarify what you said.

Sometimes people just know when it is best to leave something alone.

11-24-2008, 11:45 AM
You were right - it was threadshitting and absolutely unnecessary on my part. I'm glad you had to go back over a year to find an example of my doing so. :p I'd like to think I don't threadshit often. I think I recall admitting and apologizing for threadshitting at least once around here - but I lack your recall of distant threads.

I would suggest, however, that there is a distinction between presenting an unpleasant and unnecessary personal opinion - as I think I did in MPSIMS, as opposed to Markxxx averring faulty recollection as fact in GQ, and after being called on it coming back to slightly clarify the misstatement and accuse to other person on not knowing what they were talking about.