That sounds like a lot of my personal corrospondance, but I'm not sure if I'm reading the same thing in your words as you may have intended. If I want to talk about somethign and percieve my values on that subject to differ or conflict with normal values, then I put a lot of effort into wording it in such a way that others might see how I reached the value conclusions I have about it. I think I do this a lot more in personal conversations/e-mails than I do on message boards, but I've probably done it a few times or more here too without thinking about it.Originally Posted by Athenian200
Oversimplify? I think I'm much more likely to make things more complex than they need to be than to oversimplify. I suppose I may oversimplfy if I think an answer is blindlingly clear to me and not to others tho.
Coming to a conclusion that seem to have nothing to do witht eh subject at hand? Yup, (Ne at work linking unrelated things together maybe?)
I do that too.Others are more focused on pointing out aspects of the discussion, and explaining additional ideas that help it along. I much prefer the latter.
I see both of your descriptions in myself, but I think I use the first one more when a topic has personal meaning to me and I strongly suspect that if I just said what I was thinking I would be misunderstood since my values often don't match percieved norms.
Aside from ocasional use of and , I very rarely use any of the more expressive emoticons. For a while, I had the odd habit of using IRC style emotes written in text form like "/me looks around in confusion" and /me glowers dubiosly at ____" and so on.Originally Posted by nightning
For bolding, italics etc, I prefer to use them for formatting purposes when I think it will make things more readable, or of course for emphesis when needed.