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leob

Right ... you're not being ironic, are you? My point about the article title is probably just a matter of style and taste, there's not much more to it. But again, I'm probably making too much of a big deal out of it. Amusing discussion though ... ;)

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Alias

No, my response was forthright, perhaps it was harsh? I re-read it and didn't suspect it to be taken harshly but I assure you that was not the intention. It was just a long-winded way of saying I agree with your points that were made, that some of us(myself included) tend to have a pedantic eye and pay too much attention to details that are of those that should remain just outside the fog so-to-speak. A rather interesting video I suspect you might find rather amusing that touches briefly on such pedantries as these. When you have a couple of minutes and any desire to venture into the fray, check out this video, youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY - We're the pedants, though justifiably it was pedantic simply to insist on a better vision of how this post would benefit from such small changes.

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leob • Edited on

I didn't say you were harsh :-)

Are you suggesting that I'm pedantic, or that the author of this post is pedantic, or only yourself? ;-)

Joking! I think we should stop taking this too seriously ...

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Alias

Haha! Tribalistic childish banter is always enticing to toil with at any age :). I was actually proclaiming the pedantic nature of both of our outlooks in opposition to our views of the original posts, lol. Regarding the harshness, I suspect I took your words hyper-critically and applied them presumptuously without truly knowing you but allowing us to further the conversation so that which is unknown can become just that, known. At least, in my opinion, that which is known provides a less provocative draw on neurotic traits and allows us a more worldly perspective.

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leob • Edited on

Good point about the tribes! Yes, to a large extent these sympathies and antipathies (or to put it simpler, likes or dislikes) harken back to whether one identifies (consciously or unconsciously) with a "tribe" AKA a "sub culture" - for instance, the "hard core developers" tribe, the "proud nerds" (or geeks) tribe, and so on ... so, as I alluded to before, I'm starting to believe that this is largely a "cultural thing" - we're expressing ourselves in the way we think is perceived as cool by our "peers", conforming to their norms and expectations ... man, what a discussion haha

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Alias

With a background in behavioral research, I don't think it could be explained any more clearly than that. The intuitive nature of competition between tribes and the biological processes to come off or be seen as the more dominant member of said tribes is largely what drives competition in most fields but also what makes people high in openness which from an ELI5 mockery is simply to say the physiological dependence of anxiety that comes along with being a said member of representation is very dangerous and something I hope to better understand during my time here on Dev as I learn other things to help better improve or fine-tune certain/specific skills and abilities I have.

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leob

Right, sort of a large socio-psychological-behavioral experiment in the wild unfolding before our eyes, haha ... I wonder how the dev.to moderators and "community managers" are looking at these phenomena, or maybe they don't ;)

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Alias

Actually a great point, touches on the introduction post you have to make when signing up and is in near alignment with it. I'd be curious if the owners/moderators/managers of Dev.To would be interested in the data sets thought the samples are obviously restricted but it can still be done on a smaller scale with great significance.