Indeed, you were being an asshole, IMHO. Or an elitist bastard, take your pick. How else could I interpret your fond parting words?
"Anyway, if you want your voice to be heard, no one is stopping you. Feel free to go to Slashdot, post on Usenet, or hand out flyers on street corners."
Ah, yes. Someone posted something I don't agree with. Therefore, they should go somewhere else. I don't know how long they've been on K5, or if they're part of this "community" thing, but obviously they don't belong. Never mind what everyone else says...
Similarly, your current parting words convey a similar lack of understanding. As I do not subscribe to your absolute ideas over what is "good" and "bad", I don't trust your idea of "tolerance", either. Tolerance also means putting up with what other people think is good and bad, and not just listening to your own opinions.
Anyhow, as I've said before, I hate to have to explain a joke; that's really the worst part. You've already highlighted everything that was sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek in your first rant, but apparently missed the irony completely. Let me find a few links on Kuro5hin, to help out... here, here, here, or here.
Also, let me explain some terminology. What you just replied to is a "flame". And when you ask "so was it a joke?", I can only say that I posted it in "Meta / Humor", on April Fool's Day. I hoped that after all these little hints, and at least a *couple* of comments by people who realized it might be a joke, I wouldn't get any replies such as your own.
Of course, it wouldn't be a good joke if it didn't have some truth to it, and therefore I like to think of it as a parody of the worst of a Meta story. Meta stories generally consist of (a) bitching about K5 (or its impending doom), (b) feature requests, or (c) mindless K5 babble that no one else understands. The impending doom is easy to copy, and you noticed that right off. I tried to make the feature request as ludicrous and sensible as possible. As for mindless K5 babble, well, that's why we have the Comments, right?
Might I add that I am to blame for the Humor Topic on K5, thanks to Inoshiro, and that bit about Moderators not having a sense of humor wasn't a joke, either. And you couldn't have proven my point any better. I just wish it wasn't the case. Now I'll have to go back to tagging all my humor with FUNNY again, instead of expecting people to look at the topic, or read the story...
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