- Feb 11, 2007
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You guys don’t like it when I argue or get wordy, but then you sloppily paraphrase me like this, it gets passed down as the truth, and I have to spend the rest of internet eternity answering to it. So, I call something like this out for purposefully misrepresenting me or not understanding my comments, and I get in trouble for that too.Some of you are overcomplicating @UnFacconable's point. Consider the following statements:
"Patek is one of the best watch brands in the world for the following reasons."
"Patek is the best watch brand in the world for the following reasons and anyone who believes otherwise is ignorant and knows nothing about watches."
Statement #1 is something on which most people can agree and a useful jumping-off point for discussion. Statement #2 is opinion masquerading as absolute fact with an undertone of condescension.
There is no win here.
As I’ve pointed out, if anyone really is reading thoughtfully: I’m not the one trying to play gatekeeper.
Moreover, @UnFacconable ‘s commentary about me disrupted what had been a friendly discussion about watch pairings. It came out of nowhere. He had nothing to say about the topic we were discussing, except that we are “nerds” for discussing it. He merely manifested to joust with me. And yet—of course—I’m the one always trying to make things about me, right?