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March 21st, 2018, 08:23 PM  #11  
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 2,010 Thanks: 574  Quote:
Ok so here's my thing. There's another poster, whose name I won't mention but whose posts are alternative and weirdly compelling. You enjoy engaging mathematically with that individual and regard them as interesting and worthy of conversation; even though their viewpoint is alternative. Trying to put intuition in front of the math, rather than allowing the math to form a more sophisticated intuition. Now sometimes I regard that individual the way you do with Zylo: as just tiny bit more trolly than they let on. Or just an epsilon short of the math logic gene, the gene that lets people grok the real numbers. So THAT person, you engage with; and Zylo, you allow to annoy you. Whereas for me, lately it's been a bit of the opposite. The alt poster you like has been annoying me lately; and Zylo, well I see his math issues, but he doesn't trigger me. I enjoy him. So v8archie what I'm trying to say is that who's sincere and who's cranky and trolly and who's missing the real number gene and who annoys you ... is subjective. What pushes your buttons doesn't push mine, and vice versa. Does any of this make sense to you? That who and what triggers us tells us more about ourselves than it does the thing outside of us. Because we're all annoyed by different things, and accepting of different things. Last edited by Maschke; March 21st, 2018 at 08:26 PM.  
March 21st, 2018, 09:09 PM  #12  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,403 Thanks: 2477 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra  Quote:
But I think you're projecting. Firstly, if I've identified your mystery poster correctly, I have very rarely interacted with him (not least because his posts are often beyond what I can talk with any confidence about). Secondly, as I've said, it's not so much Zylo that gets on my nerves (although there is an element of that for various reasons). It's the incessant repetition of nonsense and a complete failure to accept or even engage with any counter argument. Zylo has posted some threads that have merit. But this wasn't one of them the first time around, and it certainly isn't the 3rd or 5th or whatever.  
March 21st, 2018, 09:47 PM  #13  
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 2,010 Thanks: 574  I will take this to be a point of moderate agreement then. Quote:
So don't click on his threads! What law of nature or society gives YOU the right to decide who has the right of expression here, based on YOUR preferences, which you admit might not be someone ELSE's preference? Last edited by Maschke; March 21st, 2018 at 09:53 PM.  
March 22nd, 2018, 03:37 AM  #14  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,403 Thanks: 2477 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra  Quote:
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I have actually reduced the extent to which I engage with Zylo, but I am generally uncomfortable when BS is not called out on the forum because of the forum's educational nature. Sometimes I get sucked in as a result, which is my fault but doesn't change my opinion.  

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