Well I never claimed it was common outside of the writing community, so... I would be skeptical on that too. Lol I really am not assuming that at all. I was simply trying to explain that I'm not that angry about it, and clear up the misunderstanding. I don't think you're making judgements on my character. Fair enough. I guess I sometimes use words that are more firm than how I actually feel. It's hard to convey tone through text. I'm not typing this stuff up all red faced and huffing and puffing though, that's all I'm saying. I just like expressive language, I suppose. I thought your whole point here was basically to tell me that I shouldn't be bothered about this enough to write a post about it, so that's why I said that. You may not have said those exact words, but that's what I interpreted your point to be. I apologize if I misunderstood. This is just a misunderstanding. I was not attempting to make any assumptions about you, nor do I think you were making assumptions about me. I'm sorry if it came across that way. I might have gotten you confused with someone else in this thread, honestly, because I know that someone said basically exactly that, and you seemed to agree with them. So that's the opinion I thought you were operating under. I'm not attempting to "hide" behind anything. I'm merely stating a fact that I know more about this than most people here. I'm not saying you should take my word for it, you're free to look into it yourself. I'm just saying that if someone who isn't a part of the writing community were to claim that this isn't a serious issue, I would say they can't really make that claim if they haven't done any research on the subject and are just operating under their own assumptions based on their idea of what common sense should be. And I'm not saying that to be pretentious in any way or anything. I mean, I would say the same thing about any subject I don't know as much about as someone else. Let's say someone said they noticed a potential problem arising in, say, the gaming community, and that person was a professional game developer, and I told them that I don't think that problem would ever actually become a big issue. I would find it perfectly reasonable for them to say they know more than me about the subject, because that's clearly true. Which to be perfectly fair, you did recognize earlier that you might not know as much about the writing community, but now it seems like you're acting like I'm using my knowledge of a subject as some kind of crutch to "hide behind." That's not my intention at all. But it is relevant to mention. I would trust a game developer's opinion on what social issues are happening in the gaming community more than I would trust my own opinion, as someone who knows nothing about that. I don't see that as a bad thing. When did I ever say that I think this will turn into a big physical problem? I'm pretty certain I never said that. I said that it's annoying and that it could potentially be a problem in the future, depending on a myriad of factors. I just feel like you're putting too many words in my mouth that I never said. I also never said that "I've seen these things, so I'm right." I've actually at multiple times said that you could very well be right, and it's entirely possible that this might not end up being an issue at all in the future. I'm not psychic, so I don't make any claim to know what the future will hold. I only have my guesses based on experience in similar situations, just as you do as well.