I'm comfortable with dissent. I *ask* for dissenting views in my communications with the clubs/sections in Area-1, because I want to understand all the viewpoints. And, frankly, what happens here on Doodie is childs-play compared to the environment I deal with in the hallways at work.
Minor point. I wasn't dissenting. Completely agree with you on the last point. In that we find common ground.
The thing is, tone affects content. If you want people to hear your ideas, offer them and build support them. If you want people to react negatively to your ideas, take an adversarial tone and complain that they're being disrespectful / obtuse / over-sensitive / mean / unfair / whatever.
Kinda like you've been doing.
Your choice. You're the one crafting the tone.
Another minor point. I'm not pushing any ideas or arguing any position. I asked some questions.
And I disagree on the tone thing. The reader interprets the tone, and sees or hears what they want. I write a question, if you ignore it as written and choose to read "between the lines", read more into it, or make assumptions that aren't written, that's on you.
Am I too direct? Apparently so. I hear it all the time, oddly enough only from competitive shooters, so it can't be a coincidence. I come from a place where people appreciate directness and knowing where they stand without all the bullshit beating around the bush. I'm learning that doesn't work to well with these competitive shooter guys, especially the Internet ones.
Do people often misinterpret that as being confrontational? I guess. I have a completely different view of what is confrontational. I am learning in the shooting community feelings are mostly on sleeves and grudges run long. It's new tone. I don't take this stuff personal, hold any grudges, and I like most all you motherfuckers or I wouldn't be doing what I do.
Foley is pushing PCC. That's all I knew. I hear some stupid shit about why whispered by people who are scared to say it out loud. I despise rumor and innuendo like that, so rather than play gossip games or worry about how to craft this or that question and how it will be received, or sweat how people are going to interpret the tone and react, blah blah blah, I said fuck it I'll just ask the guy. I got more important shit to be worried about than his feelings and wording my questions to suit your preference.
Aside from getting his feelings stung by what he interpreted as accusations, I thought he gave a great answer and i can take that back and squash any bullshit I hear because I can say I asked the motherfucker and he told me.
As far as all his fanboys dog piling on me with all this other bullshit it most certainly will discourage others from asking any questions in the future, keep them in line and quell any appearance of dissent. But it ain't working on me.