Hello all,jkw wrote:Please bear in mind that you don't know anything about the person you are responding to - their age, life experience, psychological background - nothing. Yet in a real life conversation you would likely temper your response in light of those factors.
Given that you can't know someone's background, it is prudent to assume the worse (not that I'm arguing the case for Wandering WB - I'm simply making a point that from the point of view of the forum that person might have all kinds of learning, psychological and character difficulties that posters are unaware of and could - inadvertently - cause them harm).
The recent "arguments" someplace else on this Forum reminded me of something that could be of interest over here.
In many online fora, it is commonplace to ask (prospective) members to write a succint presentation as their first post.
It doesn't have to be a fully comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, mind you, but usually contains the age (or the age range, for the ancients ), activity, experience and related interests. **
I really believe this could be of help, here and now.
** This "presentation topic" is reviewed by a moderator, and when cleared, the new member can then post away.