Steve3007 wrote:I've been meaning to ask this for a while: Are you related to -0+ ? Your names have a certain familial similarity. You vaguely seem like a particle and anti-particle that might annihilate on contact.
I don't believe -0+ and I are related, much like Salvador Dali and Muhammad Ali were not related.
But then again, how would I know? It could be my very own brother, except he does not know, either.
There is a dramatic story buried in this, that a resourceful fiction writer could exploit. Brothers, unknown to each other, save the world by interacting on an Internet forum. Or destroy the world, whatever.
I was impressed with -0+ greatly in the beginning, I had thought he or she had been reasonable, smart, and with good depth. I had researched his or her posts, first because I was pissed off that s/he copied my name's style. Later I re-interpreted his copying as a compliment form him or her to me. So then shortly after discovering his or her existence, I researched his or her posts, and found him/her quite smart, reasonable, and not insane.
His or her recent attacks on my posts (there has been a rash of those, or at least to me it seemed so) got me completely by surprize, on the defence, and quickly and unexpectedly. I never saw a post by him or her recently in which s/he has said something, other than to try to debunk my stance.
There are people like that on forums. Not just on this one. Who lie low, do nothing, but concentrate on one or another "successful" user -- take it any way you like, I don't mean i am better than anyone here, including myself, but I do go after to prove my points and defend them -- and when they see a weak post, they swoop down like an eagle and start to peck at them and carve their eyes and guts out with their beaks and talons. I have been the target of such "eagle" users on more than one forum more than one time.
I remember a forum on Craigslist in which I was taken apart by such a user, because I misspelled Horwitzer (as in guns) and called its... I still don't know what the proper naming is, its projectile particle "bullet". He chastised me completely, from head to toe, stating those guns don't have bullets, wtf was I talking about.
-0+ surprised me because his or her attack on my post that occurred last was a weak and feebly put together argument by him or her. And her or his major mistake was to come up with the same idea, same concept, same theory as mine, except calling mine wrong at the same time. I said his or her mistake, meaning by mistake to try to call me out; the mistake was not that he or she had the same opinion as I.
I am not sure now, but it's easy to check, who registered first with the names that we have. If I was the first, then s/he may have picked her or his name with the eventual complete annihilation of each other in sight, as you opined, Steven0007. If s/he was the first, then it's coincidence, as I got my name via completely independent considerations.
His or her moniker actually looks smarter than mine. His / hers resembles a point in the number line, inasmuch as to left of the zero are the negative, and to the right of the zero are the positive numbers. It may have semblance to +or- 0, meaning no tolerance, but it's not. (However, the "no tolerance" may be fitting.)
-- Updated 2017 August 5th, 2:17 am to add the following --
I joined in 2016, and -0+ joined in 2014. So maybe s/he has resentments for my copping his/her moniker. I did not; but the semblance is rightfully suspicious.