Mcgizz wrote:Wow, I think your self righteous crusade of demeaning and belittling other posters on this site is beyond overzealous.
You're probably right! It's a good thing that you have the same right to call me on my bullshit as I do for others.
I'm not a saint. I have a temper, and I don't always keep it together the way I should. If I'm an ass, please do call me on it!
FISHMANPET wrote:Terrible ideas deserve condescension. This isn't some bullshit "the right answer is in the middle" nonsense. If someone like biege_box is going to come here and spew nonsense, it deserves to be put down for what it is: nonsense. We don't need to walk around it with kid gloves, we're all adults here.
Terrible ideas are spoken by real people. Real people don't deserve condescension. Being condescending to someone doesn't attack their idea, it attacks their person. It doesn't matter how "terrible" their ideas may be. Condescension won't change people's positions, it will harden them. If your goal is actually to bring about the future urbanist paradise instead of scoring points, then this is the single worst attitude I can imagine.
Archiapolis wrote:It appeared that you didn't understand what makes interior one bedrooms in large[ish] MFH projects viable so I tried to illustrate why they are indeed viable. I didn't personally insult your haircut or your favorite band. My haircut and my favorite music are kind of terrible actually.
I really don't mean to get into a back-and-forth here. But I honestly think you could have worded your post--and a lot of your posts, honestly--in a way that was less insulting. I do my best (not always with success) to assume that everyone on here is smart, funny, handsome, well-informed, and endowed with the very best of intentions. I don't think it's necessary to assume someone is lacking one of those qualities when interacting with them, which is exactly what your "questions" do.
You're clearly a really smart guy who knows a LOT about this topic and feels passionate about it. I don't want to seem like I'm attacking you! But we're all responsible for the tenor and quality of discourse around here. Little things do a lot.
Back on topic, I really do believe that in the long-term, as the "new car smell" and hipness of these apartments gradually fades, it may well become significantly harder to market these window-lite apartments. I think the odds that residents will become Morlocks is pretty low, though.