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Message 61 of 65 (462492)
04-04-2008 7:58 AM
Reply to: Message 56 by Silent H
04-04-2008 12:41 AM


Re: The state of the Holmes
Hi Holmes,
I had forgotten there was a thread that is, effectively, "Open season on Holmes." I'm not sure this is a good idea, I guess I can move it to [forum=-15] if it gets too far out of hand. I can close it if you want.
One thing I have to keep reminding myself of is that debate that only serves to further entrench those I'm debating with isn't really serving me very well. I think something fairly similar is all people are really trying to say to you.
Hope you return soon!
Edited by Admin, : Grammar.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 62 of 65 (462555)
04-04-2008 11:04 PM
Reply to: Message 56 by Silent H
04-04-2008 12:41 AM


Re: The state of the Holmes
I never intended this to be a "bash Holmes" topic, including my most recent previous message:
Minnemooseus, in message 52, writes:
I used to pile POTM nominations on Holmes.
Somewhere along the line (before his long vacation from the forum) I got the impression that Holmes' (aka Silent H) writing style had sometimes/often lost its clarity.
Not that the content quality or logic quality declined (or did it?) - It's something like Holmes starting speaking like a lawyer. Language so precise that I often had difficulty following what he was trying to say.
Has anyone else gotten this impression?
I really don't understand why it is - Maybe it's my mind going bad.
All I know is that my personal appraisal of Holmes' messages were that they were interesting, informative, and very readable. Thus many POTM nominations. Somewhere along the line that changed and I started getting more of a "what is going on here?" feeling.
In admin mode, trying to review the Holmes/Crashfrog clashes just left me clueless of what to think of the whole situation.
Moose

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Message 63 of 65 (462575)
04-05-2008 9:09 AM
Reply to: Message 62 by Minnemooseus
04-04-2008 11:04 PM


Re: The state of the Holmes
Moose, I think your mind is fine. Perhaps Silent H is becoming a bit more fair and balanced in his debate style.

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Silent H
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Message 64 of 65 (463459)
04-17-2008 12:21 PM
Reply to: Message 60 by Chiroptera
04-04-2008 6:35 AM


to chiro and all else
Hi, and thanks for your well wishes. No it isn't bad news... I guess. Well sort of, then again no.
Hahaha. The problem is that I've been put on some sort of rollercoaster which is enjoyable at times and terrifying at times... but at all times I am pretty damn busy trying to stay on the rollercoaster.
Eventually (my guess is by late summer to mid fall) the ride will have ended. Then I can devote more time to proper debate. And that is the key. I just do not have specified nor consistent time for good debate right now. I suppose I may drop by for very quick questions (mainly to the physicists) or comments on recent events I think people might find interesting at EvC... like today.
If/when I do return, I want to do so in the POTM award winning style I started with. So that'll suck for some, as it means longer posts where I have room to flesh out my position and arguments.
To moose, I didn't take any offense. I'm just sad to hear I haven't been living up to my original standards. I hope when I get back, I'll do so.... or maybe buz is right and it is the fact that I've taken a bit more time challenging "our" side which has set an unusual tone for my posts. Someone accused my of being a gadfly once, and that may be true to some extent.
To perc/admin... keep or close the thread. I don't take offense from it, though I do note its rare nature. It is useful for feedback from genuinely concerned readers (like moose)... who I really do take their criticisms seriously... and laughter at the rather sad posters coming to shoot me down with flimsy arrows pulled from their warped and wilted quivers.

h
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." - Robert E. Howard

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Message 65 of 65 (465522)
05-07-2008 9:40 PM
Reply to: Message 64 by Silent H
04-17-2008 12:21 PM


Re: to chiro and all else
SilentH writes:
To moose, I didn't take any offense. I'm just sad to hear I haven't been living up to my original standards. I hope when I get back, I'll do so.... or maybe buz is right and it is the fact that I've taken a bit more time challenging "our" side which has set an unusual tone for my posts. Someone accused my of being a gadfly once, and that may be true to some extent.
Perhaps your original standards needed adjustment as per fair and balanced debate. I saw you as working toward that. Bumping this up to encourage you to return some day and to say you're not forgotten. Wherever you are, go with God.

BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.

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