Cèid Donn wrote:I think it is this forum rather than the Duolingo community that has become the beneficiary of that toxicity.
Dude, I'm really sympathetic to you here but may I remind you that you once passive-aggressively PM'd me over a typo in one of my posts here, something that I felt was so toxic that I still remember it despite it being seemingly trivial and was one of the several microaggressions I've experienced at this forum that influenced my choice to stop keeping a log here. Be careful about pointing fingers.
Hi Cèid Donn,
I am concerned enough about your comment that I feel obliged to violate some solemn vows about not returning to this thread.
I am a relatively infrequent PMer in this forum, so much so that I still have all of my sent and received posts. Is the following the post that you are referring to as passive-aggressive, toxic, a microaggression and a factor that influenced your choice to stop keeping a log here? If so, let me say I am extremely apologetic as I have always considered you to be an important poster who brings a lot to the community with your posts, but quite frankly, I am extremely surprised at your characterization of my PM. I had thought it was just a light-hearted PM and had assumed by your response that it was accepted as such.
Is this the PM exchange, or have I missed one?
Please note for context, the re: line "You're doing it wrong" was not my comment, but the re: line that autopopulated when I sent a PM regarding one of your posts with that title.
Re: You're doing it wrong
Sent: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:51 pm
From: Cèid Donn
Recipient: lavengrolavengro wrote:
Subject: You're doing it wrongCèid Donn wrote:
That is exactly what the Satirist phrase "Hell is other people" means, and I beg all of you, don't engage in that. It's really not healthy.
[text of lavengro's PM]
Hi Cèid Donn,
no need to respond at all, but I was wondering whether "Satirst" means what I assume you intended it to mean - related to or deriving from Sartre? Although I am not particularly a fan of Sartre, I have always found this to be an interesting phrase. But I think "Satirist" is more likely going to be read as meaning related to satire, even when it is capitalized.
[Cèid Donn's response]
Yeah, I must have let spellcheck change Sartrean to that without noticing (it's showing a red line under it right now, so I suppose I'll add it to my dictionary to avoid that in the future). [Some personal information redacted - lavengro] --just see my log. Oh well. No big deal. I was more worried that those people weren't going to even get what I meant by how nitpicking over other people's progress is really a projection of their own anxiety and emotional baggage, and that makes other learners anxious and afraid they'll come under that same sort of scrutiny too, and eventually everyone is just full of dread of what others are thinking. While there are other interpretations of that quote, most readings of Sartre agree that is in essence what Sartre meant by "hell is other people."
I'll probably leave it, for a bit of unintentional satire. Like Zen said, the thread evolved into critiquing what others are doing, so they deserve a big irritating typo like that. I don't even want to open that thread again, I have nothing to prove here and there was a lot in the thread that just depressed me. I know I'm not a good fit for the community here, so I try to keep to myself. But sometimes I have to go and open my mouth.
Anyhow, it's late here so I'm going to go play Mini Metro and listen to Radio-Canada and not care. I hope your studies are going well.