My biggest irritation with text-based communication is that a lot of vital information gets lost. Inflection, connotation, intensity, sarcasm, etc. are all very difficult to convey without audible or face-to-face visual cues. It takes a lot of work on both ends of a lively discussion to push through that barrier.
Yesterday, during that interminably long discussion regarding the Stokley touchdown, I must have seemed near-trollish. I run a 60-70 hour per week schedule and I just don't get the time to swing by here as much as I'd like, so I don't get the chance to be a familiar part of the conversation flow. To suddenly show up and string out a debate like that can easily be irritating, and I understand that.
So, given those two factors, I want to express a heartfelt thanks to everybody who participated in the discussion. I really appreciated it.
Also, fully realizing that I may have come off poorly to some, I wish to express a sincere apology . I certainly did not intend to aggravate, anger, irritate, annoy, bother, or just plain piss off anybody.
[FYI, this post has no bearing on the actual contents of that debate. I'm not going to say a single word about the debate itself and am not interested in right/wrong here. I just wanted to step back for a second and be sure we're all in the clear.]