The thread was Math: Discovered or Invented?
Roadfood, your posts in this thread were admirable in many ways: Succinct, sensible, and, above all, correct. You fought the good fight–bravo!
Liberal, your posts in thread were what they usually are: Faux-intellectual, self-involved, and disruptive. What a fucking crybaby you are in last line of this post.
If you could just get your mental dick out of your hand for 10 minutes, you might actually be able to make something of what is universally acknowledged by the board to be a good bit of intelligence.
You are a clever disrupter. You play within the rules (or are given a mod “variance,” or something) but manage to do far more damage than many of those who flagrantly break them. Your presence in a thread means it’s going to fucking hell–you’re an unstoppable force.
Please don’t feed your ego the bullshit line that people here pit you on a weekly basis because you “challenge” them, and they can’t handle it. If that were the case, then your challenges would pertain to the topic at hand. The would lead to a deeper exploration of the topic, not to the godawful hijacks that they actually, and almost invariably, do. They might frustrate your mental inferiors by their very sharpness, but they would not lend themselves to the pathetic pit fodder that they actually, and almost invariably, do.
Chapter 27 of the Chinese philosophical classic Daodejing (ooh, I’m reading this right now in the original!* Can you do that, Dopers?! Let’s sprinkle this fact throughout the board–feed the ego! MY EGO!) says,
The best of leaders is unknown;
next best is one that is praised;
next best is one that is feared;
next best is one that is despised.
Let’s put it this way: You’re a leader in your own mind here**, but you’re not best, next best, or next best. You’re “next best.” Time to get a clue: The real leaders here are the ones that don’t stick out like a sore thumb. Barring your not getting a clue, please just shut the fuck up.
Final comment: I’m sure IRL you’re a great person with many fine qualities. I have no bone to pick with the real you, just the character that you play on this site. But that character does bring down the quality of the site more than just a notch (especially the forum most important to me, GD), and I’m just really sick of it.
*With a translation in hand and extremely limited knowledge of classical Chinese. The kind of caveats that Liberal doesn’t offer when he drops a name or a concept to imply he knows everything about fucking everything.
**Oh, and please don’t switch into the Lone Wolf for Truth act; that’s as fucking tiresome as everything else you do here.