Re: Levellass, Are you OK?
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 20:34
Unfortunately, I feel unable to comply with your request.
Just to be clear, when you wrote "it's getting annoying", I read that as something between "I'm getting tired of this" and "this is starting to piss me off". Whether you intended to or not, this makes you sound upset instead of concerned. And the only thing you could possibly be upset about (at least as far as I can tell) would be that you're not getting the patches you want. But let's ignore the patches for now and focus on the word "annoying".
If you are indeed as concerned about Levellass (as a person) as you claim to be, then "annoying" is probably not the word you should be using. It's definitely not a word I would use in that context. Maybe what you wrote is not what you wanted to say, but if that's the case, you could at least have looked up the meaning of "annoying" in some (online) dictionary before telling me to mind my own business (to put it mildly). Especially since two other people pointed out your rather inappropriate choice of words and you even quoted one of them later in the same post mentioned above.
I've learned first hand that it's easy to accidently insult or offend somebody when you don't speak the same language. By writing this, I'm trying to help both of us understand each other, so that we can avoid such misunderstanding in the future. So please, if the word "annoying" has a meaning that doesn't make your post sound like you don't actually care about Levellass as a person, tell me so. I promise that I'll apologize after that.
I know for a fact that you complained about people telling you to "learn English" before. In that thread, you asked people to try to understand what you're trying to say... You should see by now that this doesn't always work. I'm not asking you to be perfect, don't get me wrong here, I'm merely asking you to try to do better. I can tolerate people making mistakes, but I can't stand it when people are not willing to even try to improve.
Now for the second part:
Okay, you didn't mention patches in that particular post, but it's not like you never mentioned patches before (or after):
While we're at it, let's also take a closer look at one of your latest posts:
When I read that post, I can't help but wonder why you didn't write "could somebody please" instead of "somebody must". I think that asking politlely instead of just demanding would be far more likely to lead to somebody actually helping you out. Just sayin'.
By the way, I happen to know a thing or two about patching myself. And by patching I mean actual code changes, not just changing a number from 3 to 10 or replacing a text string. I even considered offering you some help, but I had (and still have) enough stuff going on already. And given your recent posts, I don't think I even want to help you with patches anymore. There you go. I honestly didn't want to tease you by saying "I could, but I won't", since that's basically just bragging and not helping anybody. The only reason why I mention it now is that maybe -- just maybe -- this might motivate you to think twice before posting something and to double-check that what you wrote is indeed what you wanted to say.
In closing, please allow me to put a few more random quotes in this post:
Levellass wrote:What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.