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| p.15 #11 · Diado Moriyama shooting jpg with a P&S |
Let's not get off track on straw man arguments. I would prefer to talk about the actual issue I brought up. There seems to be a consensus that when people make snarky and dismissive remarks directly at other forum members, that's not appropriate. So when people make snarky and dismissive remarks about artists not on this forum, why is that ok? If someone expresses admiration for an artist, and somone else responds by ridiculing that artist, why is that cool?
It's hardly a straw man argument, it is what you wrote. If you say that isn't what you meant, fine, but it is still what you wrote.
You didn't actually respond to the point I was making. You took what I wrote meant to be taken as a single thought and split it into seperate thoughts in order to exagerrate specific phrases and argue against those. You made the case that I was talking about disliking someone's opinion when in fact I was talking about how remarks perceived as dismissive, while amusing to some, have the unfortunate side effect of tanking forum discussions.
And WTH, this thread is Ex's and he said the topic was Daido (sic) and related offshoots of that kind of photographic style - not some BS issue that you "brought up" off topically about how you think people should act.
The issue I brought up was that whenever a famous artist is brought up in a thread--which was Diado in this thread, along with others mentioned tangentially--there are usually posts made that appear to serve little purpose other than to ridicule that artist, and those types of posts are counterproductive to a discussion of the art itself and whether or not it has value. I do find that to be a topical point. If you disagree with that, then let me know why.