People don't subscribe to you for your fucking communication skills, Paul. They subscribe to you because you find interesting, cool stuff and record it. It sure as hell ain't your voice that keeps them coming back.
Anyways, your character in your videos is entirely different from your character online. In your videos you seem perfectly amicable. Online, at least for the past couple days on reddit, you have been a fucking asshole, and an idiot to boot. Acting like this takes away your credibility on this site, but more importantly it hurts the community as a whole. Reddit and sites like it are only going to get more relevant in this whole change the world effort - if you want to help that along, keep a civil tongue in the future.
paul wheaton wrote:I guess what I am fishing for is that when I encounter someobody being stupid - like in the quote above. I would like to give them a link to something on permies. Preferably something with one or more images that are somehow persuasive at .... not so much point out that they are dipshits, but at un-dipshitting them.
ben north wrote:oscar wilde once said "if you are going to tell people the truth, you should atleast make them laugh, or else they will kill you"
Paul Wheaton talks about holding true to your value set or having friends. Paul’s started communities and left and they’ve fallen apart. He talks about when he feels it’s appropriate to say, “Fuck off” versus when he is encouraging spreading the hugelkultur article to 50 million people. He talks about independent thought, and consensus models that “hold a gun to your head.” He talks about being alone. He talks about the aloneness people like Sepp Holzer, Bill Mollison, and Ianto Evans have had to live. He talks about the man from the movie, The Man Who Stopped the Desert‘s own community burning down his forest when he was away. Paul wants to build good things rather than participate in drama, ... He asks, “Am I not making the world a better place by pissing off icky people?”
Ernie Wisner wrote:Hell paul these are the same folks who wouldn't even think if saying this stuff to your face. on the one hand you have an obligation like me to be gracious and have done just that for a large part of your life.
On the other hand like me you have do e so despite your natural inclination to twist the heads off folks who act like asses around you. I dont see any real difference in your personality on line or off but that may be that we are both large men that can relax around each other and not worry about accidentally knocking a small person over or insulting them or intimidating them without doing anything.
On line actions that would result in some dude carrying his teeth home in a hat are considered normal; if you dont like it you cant do anything about it. Well as an admin you can and do ban folks who are acting like assholes thats as much insistence as you can do in this venue. I do think a thread that pretty much says dont ask me to have your personality; is a really constructive way to do things.
personally i wish i could go hunt the little pricks addresses down and pay them a visit for about an hour. I cant so i figure out other ways to deal with the stress.