Posted: Jan 11, 2016 4:12 pm
by monkeyboy
Scot Dutchy wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Sendraks wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
The obvious fact of misrepresentation?


It is clearly not a misrepresentation. To recap, for those with poor memories. You said.

Scot Dutchy wrote:It really is a load of shite but that is the membership for you.


This is calling the membership of these forums shite. That is what YOU said.


To be fair, it doesn't. I think it heavily implies it, and I think Scot is talking a lot of shite, but that quote does not actually call the membership shite.

The prounoun "it" and the pronoun "that" do not directly have to refer to the object "the membership" appearing later in the sentence "It really is a load of shite but that is the membership for you." to make sense.

For example, suppose you spent 4 hours queuing at the passport office, then when you got to the front of the line they closed up for the day, slamming the grille in your face and wasting your time. On relating this story to your friend they respond "It really is a load of shite but that is the passport office for you.", the natural sense to read the pronouns "it" and "that" is in reference to the events that happened, possibly as an exemplar of what the passport office usually does.


Yep just plain misrepresentation. People should learn to read properly. I was referring the crap that certain members had written not the membership.

And if you want things to less ambiguous, perhaps you could be clearer. I first read it as you calling the membership shite.
Perhaps you could have written, "It really is a load of shite but that is the quality of posts I have of late begin to expect of certain members here", or something like that.
But, if we give you the benefit of the doubt, if you weren't calling the entire membership shite, you must have been referring to everything everyone posts as shite. Bit troll like wouldn't you say?