You may not know that I've been around here since December 2007. I went through a long phase of not posting here, because I basically lost interest. Within the past few months, however, my interest in typology has been revived.
The last two threads I've created have been met with a generally negative reaction. I think I know why this is likely to be the case, but I'm not going to explain why - those who know why know better than I do, and thus it does not need to be discussed. What does need to be discussed is how I operate, so people will gain more of an appreciative understanding of the kind of material that I post. This doesn't necessarily mean one must read and reply to my threads; merely that if one does feel the need to reply, the reply should bear in mind the thread-originator's style.
When I post material, my principle aim is to generate discussion. I tend towards only those threads which interest me, and when I make comments which sound controversial, confused, contradictory or generalised, it's because I want to stimulate discussion. What I actually think or believe or feel about a particular subject is often of no consequence to the discussion, or has very little to do with what I actually say. What I say is designed to perpetuate, to continue, to motivate etc. In essence, I don't hold a position, and when I do, it is for a very good reason.
When people say that I pose questions then indiscriminately shoot the answers down, they are misinterpreting the situation. What I am doing is playing devil's advocate. I'm doing this because of the aforementioned explanation.
I hope this helps at least some of you to gain an insight into why I post what I do, and perhaps in the future to take a less personal view towards my posts.