Returning to the title-subject of this thread, this is addressed to Brendy:
I refer to your posting of 02-Aug-00 - 02:24 PM in the thread BS: Grit your teeth, the PIRA boys are out about which I am amused rather than cross, because it shows the world just what an offensive prick you can be.
My earlier post in that thread suggested (quite politely, I thought) that use of familiar names rather than sign-on names could be construed as adding to Mudcat's cliquishness, as well as sometimes being mystifying for the reader. I only referred to you as I introduced the subject, because your posts still earlier had temporarily mystified me; you are certainly not the only offender (though I suspect "offender" may be too strong a word for a very slight "offence"). And then you imply that my comments are on the same level as a little boy pulling the wings of (sic) flies. You really can't take criticism, can you (I've noticed that before), even though the criticism was mild and not really aimed at you specifically. Do grow up a bit - this is a forum for mature adults, not moody children.
Additionally, I also indicated that I would not like to be referred to as Timothy, and what happens? In your following post you call me Tim! That, I suggest, is more akin to pulling the wings off flies, showing deliberate offensiveness. But it made me ROTFLMAO, because, you see, my name is not Timothy.