Ok, but I think you are being over-sensitive
Instead of focusing on the miniature of the tone and whether that constitutes an opportunity to feel offended, or even 'slightly annoyed', I'd rather focus on the objective of the discussion - how can online interaction be improved?
And don't worry, I am not putting myself forward as some shining example - I have crossed the line on a few occasions - I know that - and sure, I can argue 'I was provoked!' - but hope on this thread at least we can take a step back from that reactive impulse and find a better way to communicate - especially in discussion/argument scenarios
That solution does not mean, however, that I have to walk on eggshells the whole time and agree with everything that everybody says
From the locked thread, one thing that was noticeable was that the people who were claiming that trolling was ruining Forumosa seemed to be way more abusive than the people they were complaining about
It's no good saying:
"I respect everyone's right to have an opinion! (unless that opinion is different from mine - in which case you're an effing this or effing that)"
It needs to actually mean something in practice
I am going to endeavour to show more restraint in my posting in argument threads, but I would ask other posters to consider the possibility that they are being too eager to take offence and then escalating situations by overreacting
As a previous poster mentioned:
Rocket expressed similar sentiments referring to discussion:
But let's try to remember that the above ideal does not always involve people agreeing with you - it's a two-way street