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Sravanthi Macharla wrote:This kind of explanation helps us more than just saying the reply is stupid. That was the worst reponse i ever got in Java Ranch.
Well, if you keep editing your posts (or calling responses that you get as "worse"), you probably won't need to worry about those responses being "worse" -- other ranchers will likely just stop responding to your questions.
Sravanthi Macharla wrote: Atleast I expect some kind of politeness when responding by not using words like STUPID. Do you agree?
Campbell wasn't being rude and neither did he call you stupid. His reply was:
Sravanthi Macharla wrote:Edited my question above. . . .
Don't. That makes the reply look stupid.
I don't see why you consider that impolite.
Sravanthi Macharla wrote:Atleast I expect some kind of politeness when responding by not using words like STUPID. Do you agree?
I think you misread Campbell's reply (emphasis mine)
He wrote wrote:That makes the reply look stupid.
With all fairness, I am the one who should feel offended as I was the one who replied and I can misunderstand him to say I am stupid.
To be counter fair, some people do get sensitive to certain words. This is more so in the case where they are not native English speakers, and may not be able to understand the subtleties (of the differences in context) to determine whether it is used in a derogatory fashion or not.
And "stupid", a word that is commonly used by children as an insult, may fall into such a category.