cityprod wrote:like a kid in the playground putting their fingers in their ears and shouting at the top of their voice "Nah Nah Nah Can't Hear You!"
One kid deliberately (?) annoying all the others to the point they need to be put in detention is more like it.
cityprod wrote:From comments on news sites and blogs, to social media and forums, people just don't want to hear views they don't agree with.
This is the core of why you're pissing everyone off. You're constantly accusing everyone of being close minded and refusing to listen to alternative ideas, when actually they're quite happily doing just that.
Really? The amount of baseless criticism thrown in my direction would seem to indicate otherwise. A few examples...
The James Bond Special that I 'forced on people' was actually produced in response to people's emails to me on the show, saying they wanted to hear more. So, I did that show. Then I get criticised for 'forcing my preferences on people'.
Some people here have made the claim that I must have Asperger's Syndrome or be somewhere on the Autistic spectrum. I have even had close friends of mine, real world friends, who thought I might be autistic, so at their advice, I was tested. The results showed I was not autistic.
Someone on here made the claim that the video postings I made on YouTube were "pissed up rants". Pissed? Not even remotely close. I haven't even been tipsy since I was 18, and I rarely drink alcohol. Having been an epileptic since I was 11 months old, and even though now it is very well controlled with tablets, means that allowing myself to get out of control by being drunk, isn't really a good thing for me.
It's only your ideas, which don't seem to have any basis in reality that they're unwilling to accept. And once they call you out on it, you either start the playground insults, call them a conspiracy theorist or twist the argument such that you're accusing them of arguing against something they haven't.
You see, this is part of the problem that I've identified in recent years. There are two forms of reality, co-existing in the same space at the same time. One is actual reality. The other is conservative reality. Actual reality is based on actual evidence and logic. Conservative reality is based mostly upon fears and thoughts and maybe occasionally a little hard evidence, but most evidence presented is at best circumstantial and wouldn't stand up in a court of law.
I'm a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes books, and a big believer in the methodology. Yet I've had conversations with people where they admit that they think it is perfectly proper to twist the facts, to suit their own theories and prejudices, and worse, they're quite proud about it. Everything opinion I come up with is based upon the available evidence that I can find, weighted accordingly and where necessary de-editorialised.
I appreciate that some people will find that hard to believe, but that is my level of thinking. And when people continue to espouse theories and ideas, that the evidence does not support, I get angry about it.
As I said in a post about dalekboy, forums are like a pub. And at the moment you're the person who has an opinion on everything, most of it with no basis in reality, and you're unwilling to allow anyone else to share their phones. And if they do, you shout them down until they give up. Those people get barred. And it can only be a show of your long-standing reasonableness* that is why you haven't been yet.
* I mean that. You always used to be pretty reasonable, if unwilling to accept alternatives, but recently your behaviour has become disruptive and irritating. You need to ask yourself what's changed, because this isn't one person with a vendetta against you, nobody wants you around at the moment.
It was never my aim to be disruptive. I know I can be irritating, but again, I don't intend to be. So to you all, I apologise for being disruptive and irritating and annoying, both on Media.info and TVF.