It appears he is done with articles. He came back to RC about a month ago after beign 100% gone for a year. He just flooded the froum with answers for the last 2 months or so and now he is MIA again, althogh he did announce he would be gone but no clue as to why or for how long.
On the Internet, you cannot see people's faces. Over time, you get to know people and it makes up for that to a large degree.
I've said some VERY obnoxious things to Boomer but;
A) He's "known" me for some time now, and
B) I make my intentions clear with a smiley or in some other way
He obviously doesn't know you well. You might be joking, but he doesn't know you well so at least, from my perspective, you're merely challenging him with no additional information.
I see you are fairly new to the board....Boomer is quite direct....has always has been....and he's so old, I don't think he's going to change. But if you want to joke around, that's fine....but give him a chance to know you and be clear on your intentions.
I am old and I will not change either. I can learn though. And, I will change my posts if someone cannot help but to find fault in everything I write. I refer to many posts and not in particular to this one.
Your reference to the particular man does direct me to my psychology training and now I know what kind of person I am dealing with!
"He obviously doesn't know you well. You might be joking, but he doesn't know you well so at least, from my perspective, you're merely challenging him with no additional information."