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padib said:

Like you can see from my reply, I'm not interested in roses and flowers either. Here's an example where you just assumed something, assuming I just wanted us to hold hands and sing together. On the contrary if you have a contrary opinion but that it makes sense, I'm all for it, bring it on. It doesn't mean we can't respect each other in the process and congregate around games. But the issue is that people often assume things about other people. You might assume I have no knowledge in hardware compared to CGI or Pemalite, but my profession is actually in computer hardware and software dev (I do both), which is ironic since we mention expertise. I can make mistakes, but so can everyone. In the end it doesn't really matter who is posting, people need to stop judging people by who they think they are, they need to look at their posts.

People will assume so many things of people they don't even know. Most of us have never met in real life. The only person on here that I met in real life was shocked to see I was not at all what he thought I was. It's because through writing a lot of the person is lost in translation. That's why I'm telling you that to assume that CGI & Pem are the only ones who should legitimately be talking about tech is a mistake, because you don't really know them, you don't really fully know what they do as a hobby, or for a living you don't know what it involves exactly, and that's a good thing because we all need our privacy. In the end, instead of having personality complexes and competitions, let's just read each other. Even if someone you consider less knowledgeable posts, just read the content not the poster. I personally always do my best to post something that is researched. I'm not perfect, nor are CGI or Pemalite, they have their own things to deal with. In the SSD topic, I have given a lot of information and took a lot of time to research it. You will see that in the end we all grew more intelligent from it, even CGI. Why would that be a bad thing? My opinion of it changed thanks to our discussions, and my opinion of those I spoke to improved also, it was just a good thing.

The point I'm trying to make is that we all have something in common: we love games, tech and sales, otherwise we wouldn't be talking to each other. So, let's focus on that, it will help break the campy behaviors you dislike and posted against. In the end, we're on the same team, I'm just adding that your point about CGI & Pem fuel campy behavior, and I explained why I think you should try a different approach.

What I'm getting from this is that you're right I'm wrong, and I'm to follow your thought out philosophical talk?.

Trying my hardest here not to be harsh, but the way you put it just rings like that to me. It also makes me question about "online friends", being "real friends", because I've not touched or seen their eyes, face to face, which stems greatly from my parents era of pov talk.

I don't disagree with the background part, but talk of having to be there in person, to "know them", in order to see it all, which I know is an impossibility, due to where these two are, and just that we don't hang out outside this site.