I think he got flamed because the topic was “tattoos” and suggested that people post pics of theirs. No one was asking for the pros and cons of tattoos or even if he likes them. He even made some broad generalizations and derogatory remarks about people(especially females) with tattoos.
Not only this, but he also went on the jeep thread and called jeep owners “fruity”.
Maybe he was joking. I don’t know. It’s hard to tell with his…umm…mechanics and sentence structure. His posts are just hard to read sometimes.
To answer your question if it’s ok to go against the flow and disagree with a thread; yeah, most of the time. However in the case of the tattoo thred, I don’t think it was that type of thread. I think it was more of a “show and tell” type thread. I don’t think the posters on that thread were looking to argue reasons to have/not have a tattoo.
And even if he did want to state his dislike of tattoos, he could have done it more tactfully. He pretty much called Ericka chain-smoking, trailer trash. He deserved to get flamed.
It’s like this in any thread. If it is a discussion/debate style thread, then by all means, disagree. But if it is show and share type thread, then keep the disagreement to yourself. Or at least be very tactful about how you disagree.
It’s like me going on the “What Do You Drive?” thread and telling everybody all their cars are stupid, gasoline-powered transportation sucks, and you’re all pussies for not walking. Except for proteinpowda who showed us his bike, and that he cleaned his apartment.
Anyway, I hope you understand what I’m saying. [/quote]
That probably sums it up.
for the record, i was not aiming the “CH” comment at specific members of the forum, it was a hell of a ill judged sweeping statement, but not personal.