I'm sorry, but I don't understand what chat speak is. I'll assume it's some form of abbreviated language, much like texting. Please know that I have no problem with bringing something to someone’s attention. However, I have a problem if it's done in a condescending mean spirited manner. That said, 99% of the postings done on Eden are by very kind and thoughtful people.
I'm not judging whether your poking fun of someone is bullying. However, I would not consider it as encouragement either, as you phrased it. Also, I don't think you can look at it as a teaching moment either.
I think most people appreciate thoughtful criticism and encouragement. It is all in how you approach it. Those persons who lack the sensitivity for teaching and learning, are best not to say anything at all.
You missed the mark entirely. None the less, it seems you have illustrated an aspect of my post. I’ll quote you; “seemed like you were being an ass, for lack of a better word. I also don't mean for you to take offense to this” Okay, I suppose no offense taken. But, I do think your words about sum it up for you.
I don’t have a problem with most of what you wrote. But, I would ask you to note that my post clearly said “a few people”. So, my criticism is being directed at maybe 1% of the people on this site. That means out of 100 people you may know here, I am being critical towards one person. Is that such a stretch? So, I am just pointing out to you, that a handful of people are less than artful when using criticism.
Thank you for your opinion regarding this matter.
I appreciate your thoughtful comments.
I respectfully remind readers here, that my post specifically said it was regarding just a few. Its my opinion that 99% of the postings done on Eden are by very kind and thoughtful people. My intent was never to use a broad brush.