First off, thanks for your answer, i appreciate it..
I think it's fairly obvious, or do you think calling someone a **** bird is the height of civility?
Not the height, certainly, but within the bounds. i also accused him of being disingenuous and his post as being pointless, exploitative, derivative, and dull. i still think he is and that it was.
I'm all for throwing insults at fascists, racists, bigots and Pompey supporters but that's about it. If I find someone annoying who isn't a fascist, racist, bigot or Pompey supporter I just ignore them.
Well, there's a part of me that wants to say that not confronting internet trolls (regardless of their mental health) is a good way of facilitating their successful transition into fascist, racist, bigoted, Pompey supporter trolls.
But there's another response available, why should i ignore someone with whom i disagree? Don't i benefit be interacting with them, even if i don't handle them with kid gloves?
With mental illness you don't know how close to the edge they may be, and I don't want to be the one who pushes them over. I have to sleep at night, and it's a risk I don't want to take..
By your definition, i'm mentally ill. i experience both depression and extreme anxiety daily , and i have done so for about 30 years. i have occasional, intrusive, suicidal thoughts. It's something that i have to deal with, it's not a thing that others have to take responsibility for. Pretending that i could be responsible for mozartlink's hypothetical suicide is a huge "**** you" to both me and "mozartlink"