So, um, yeah, 400+ comments. Let’s look at some takeaways.
Things We Learned About Yon Humble Correspondent:
Things We Learned About Yon Prokofy Neva:
- tl;dr personified.
- Can actually post a comment without personal attacks. (mind you, it’s a rare and special event and should be treasured)
- Usually doesn’t.
- Most people, frustrated at Neva’s personal attacks in the past, resort to personal attacks in the present, which Neva uses as justification as even more personal attacks in the future.
- Thus, Prokofy Neva has established a timecube.
Things We Learned About Games and Virtual Worlds:
- Users of games see virtual worlds as somewhat boring games.
- Users of virtual worlds see games as somewhat shallow virtual worlds.
- Both users tend to impose their grammar on the other, sometimes violently.
- Both groups of users see the opposing group as a threat.
- Which, really, was the entire thrust of Prokofy Neva’s initial post: a virtual worlds user feeling threatened by a “game god” theorist.
Things You May Not Have Known About Yon Humble Blogger’s Comments Policy:
- I really, really dislike censorship.
- I will rarely, if ever, intervene in the cut and thrust of a good argument.
- Sometimes I’ll break this policy to pour more oil on a fire.
- Ironically, this may make this blog the one safe space on the Internet for Prokofy Neva to post in that she doesn’t own.
- Incessant personal attacks (as seen on both sides of the previous post) may cause me to rethink this policy.
- But probably not, as it involves a lot of work, and I’m pretty lazy.
Things We Learned About Ourselves:
- Taemojitsu really, really, really likes posting comments on this blog.