Written Communication is Inherently Hazardous

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georged

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Something to keep in mind when posting to any forum is that written-only communication (no vocal inflection, facial expression, or body language) can be bizarrely inefficient and/or ambiguous.
The mental state of the READER greatly affects the message that's received.
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cosmicfolklore

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Great post. I have found that if someone expects or is looking to be insulted, they will find what they are looking for, no matter what you say.

 

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bassbug

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Hazardous in a big way
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/25/business/worldbusiness/25comma.html

 

georged

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Let's eat, grandpa!

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Let's eat grandpa!
You got somethin' against cannibals? Is that it?
That cultural preference presumption bigotry, right there...
Better be careful, son, or Big Brother will lower your social score. :evil:
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4

 

didimauw

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Sorry George, didn't mean to offend! :nana:
Covering all bases here in one post!

 

mso489

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Yes, words are so tricky and those who can manage them best are greatly underrated. One of General Grants best attributes was that he could write orders briefly so they could not be reasonably misunderstood.

 

brian64

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The mental state of the READER greatly affects the message that's received.
Better be careful, son, or Big Brother will lower your social score.
Yes indeed...your social score will be determined by Big Brother's mental state.
Be sure to use the correct smiley.

 

didimauw

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George is presenting a wonderful lesson on how to post on forums. Not only in the form of his post, but actually what he posted.
Thanks George

 

georged

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George is presenting a wonderful lesson on how to post on forums. Not only in the form of his post, but actually what he posted.
If you were replying obliquely to kcghost, no worries... He's just pissed that I have an always-friendly cat that likes me while his is a moody little queen-bitch who looks away when he calls her name.
True ^
That, and he knows someone gave me a fistful of Cuban cigars last week, while he's stuck with his Dutch Masters brown paper specials.

 

jpmcwjr

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Great post. I have found that if someone expects or is looking to be insulted, they will find what they are looking for, no matter what you say.
I am incensed! This is outrageous, a tragedy, an insult to me and everyone else on this forum.
Retract, I say!!
:evil: :) :| :P :puffpipe: :crazy: :lol: :idea: :twisted:
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