Originally Posted by BoringGuy
I mean, people and their precious fragile feelings. The rules of this forum say to communicate the way you would in your poly relationships, and that is exactly what i do.
There are of course different cultural expectations around politeness and courteousness that have nothing to do with 'fragile feelings'.
I do find it fascinating to see how people 'communicate' though. Reminds me of a conversation I had with two people the other day - one Dutch and one English.
The English person complained that the Dutch were blunt and impolite. The Dutch person countered with 'at least with a Dutch person I know what the truth is - you English are so polite I never know exactly what is going on!'.
Glass half full, glass half empty.
But yes, to expect everyone on this forum to adhere to ones own personal standard of polite and sensitive discourse is, as my Irish friend says, like teaching a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and only annoys the pig....