The issue isn't who has what political opinion.
The issue that has imbued this thread is that others posting without names are allowed unfettered to be rude to Manley and at the present time Manley is being required to be excessively polite under threat of consequences.>>4026
I have been one of the main people bitching that Manley is still rude and I've been absolutely wrong.
With two weeks to ponder (of which it only took me a couple days actually) I thought back to my entire two year history of arguing with Manley and realized that much of what I thought was him being rude was him reacting to my being very rude first.
This is the issue with "civility". Those who drumbeat for it (including myself often, and itt thread some anons to an astounding degree) are very rude themselves while telling others not to be rude.
If we were all perfect people we wouldn't be having this conversation, yet again. Some are even upset with me specifically for having an epiphany and realizing how rude I've been, and turning around and trying to mitigate the damage I've caused by arguing against the "manley is rude" doctrine that is being used to excuse people's rudeness towards him in this thread, for days now.
Yes, a lost pony is rude. Often. And projects rudeness onto others, and claims civility. That time is at least somewhat mitigated, with the realization of its truth. I have been very rude, to many here and I've alienated a lot of the posters on this site because of it. From my high horse self-righteous saddle of truth (ha, not) I wish to deliver the disagreeable message from on high that people lecturing Manley about rudeness in this thread are in fact being very rude to him.
Not as rude as I have, but at least as rude as he is accused of being.
Bottom line, Manley's rudeness is no more intentional than the rest of yours, people. At the same time you criticize his conclusion that you are rude on purpose, you accuse him of being rude on purpose. We're all fucking rude, okay? If you can't admit it to yourselves, as I have, then you have ZERO chance of ever being less rude and therefore have ZERO standing to tell Manley to stop being rude.
You staffers either. If you don't think it was rude to hang Manley and myself out to dry for two weeks while people threw lies and whined about us, without opportunity to respond, then I'm sorry but you are the rudest of the bunch. Aside from myself of course, I am king of rude hill and it takes one to know one.
We're all rude. Except for maybe Star, and except for Ella and just maybe, I'm not sure, I haven't caught Wizard being rude, or Z, of Groove, ok alright yes there are plenty of people on this site who aren't rude but. The majority of us are all rude.
If you don't like it, then ban me because it is the truth. But ban me alone, not anyone else who cannot control what I'm going to sperg out about next. Seems to me, many of my spergouts have been over the lack of civility issue, and I am also the king on uncivil discourse around here, again it takes one to know one.
Civility is an endangered species here. It is unfair to lecture anyone regarding rudeness without first acknowledging one's own. I acknowledge mine. Now send me away or accept what I have to say, or do both as you choose. As I've told Moony, I'm here forever until I am permabanned. I'm not just going to go away. But I am trying to be less rude. I know that today, that effort has failed. But I'm not the only one being rude around here.
signed, a rude pony.