Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Yes, unwanted behavior like putting down people who don’t share your preferences does need to be responded to.Unwanted behavior is unwanted behavior, and ultimately when said behavior starts being used as anything other than a personal preference you can't really express its undesirability without stepping on toes.
Turns out it’s trivially easy to do so without insulting anyone or stepping on any toes.
Not comparable in the slightest. No one took a dump, some folks just have a preference that you don’t share.Its kind of like Jimbo taking a dump in the towns water supply. We can argue over whether or not a response goes too far, but at the end of the day Jimbo still left a turd in the well and he's started arguing about why he should be allowed to do so. You can't really emphasize how bad that is and not eventually hurt Jimbos feelings.
The fact that the target was diffuse doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Insulting half or more of the people who engage in these discussions is inappropriate.And considering there was no actual Jimbo here I don't think we need to be that concerned with tone policing.