Check out this thread:
In it, I answered why right-hand threads are threaded that way and why they’re called “right-hand threads.” I also explained the right-hand rule and how it applies to calculating torque. I drew conclusions based on my own experience and schooling (in my mind, “Duh”) Not good enough for the teeming 5 or however many people didn’t believe me. I then went on to provide documented evidence supporting my assertion. Even so, people who obviously have no clue are debunking the evidence I presented and going on to make statements based on their own wild-ass guesses and speculation. WHY?? Did I not make my point clear enough, or are these people just that dense?? (Actually, I find one member to be more of a troll based a number of posts I’ve seen by him.) This is not a rhetorical question.
I’ve noticed this sort of thing occurring numerous times in other threads. The “G-d” question I posed in GQ comes to mind. After Dex, Keeves, Rowan, and cmkeller presented evidence (very eloquently, I might add) supporting their answers, along with personal accounts, a poster still went on to speculate something along the lines of “It must be some religious fanatical thing.” If someone has a background regarding the question at hand, and especially if they provide credible evidence supporting their assertions, then DON’T MAKE AN ASS OF YOURSELF BY SPECULATING OTHERWISE! I know I shouldn’t let this get to me, but it’s damn irritating.