User talk:FeralOink

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--FeralOink (talk) 23:14, 14 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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FeralOink:When I wrote about getting all defensive, there were many people who were involved in providing the response that you linked to and quoted from. You chose to interpret what I wrote as accusing you of something, and you chose to interpret that something as being misbehavior. Getting all defensive means appearing to be very anxious in the face of challenge, anxious to deflect or avoid criticism, and prone to seeing an attack where there is none. Defensive people often are working from a self-protective instinct and are trying to avoid others attacking them by preemptively attacking others first. Again, I'm sorry that you feel accused of misbehavior FeralOink, but I feel my words have been misinterpreted. If you have more to say that's NOT about a serious flaw in the privacy of default Mediawiki installations that breaks the Foundations Privacy Policy, please start a new thread. Now, can we un-derail the conversation and get back to THIS vulnerability?--Elvey (talk) 17:47, 27 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I cannot believe this! YOU said to ME,

"FeralOink: the appropriate response is to fix the problem, not get all defensive. It's already been shown how this could, for example, easily leak information endangering someone's job to their colleagues or conceivably enable RL stalking. It's not an edge case that this discloses the identities of editors to other users who share their IP, through no fault of the editors..."

Apparently, I cannot read, or rather, my comprehension of the English language is deeply flawed. Fine, Elvey. You ARE RIGHT. I AM WRONG. I CHOSE TO MISINTERPRET being told that I am "all defensive" after seeing it appear directly after my name. I should be able to read your mind. You win! Go ahead and believe in the wonderful powers of Open Source projects security because the US government said it is true. What do I know? I'm barely literate. And thank you so very much for taking the time to define "getting all defensive" to me here. Who knew? Not I!
This is SUCH a non-toxic editing environment! --FeralOink (talk) 17:04, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What is this thread about? PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Elvey calling me out, I guess. I don't really understand why I need to be publicly chastised here by him. What is "OT"?--FeralOink (talk) 18:03, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lots of things, but in this case, it's probably "off topic". WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:59, 29 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, WhatamIdoing. Given that it is off-topic, perhaps it could be exported somewhere less publicly humiliating, please? This is embarrassing, for all parties concerned, no? I know that I wish I could make it go away. In the future, I'll focus on what I know best e.g. commenting on budgets. --FeralOink (talk) 07:10, 30 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Per your request, and since the comment was clearly addressed solely to you, I have moved it to the page that it ought to have been posted on in the first place. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:35, 30 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On a completely unrelated note[edit]

Did you know that Meta has no rule against users removing anything from their talk pages that they don't feel a need to keep around? WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:34, 30 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also off-topic, thank you (all involved) for your contributions to Meta. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:38, 30 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, PiRSquared17 and WhatamIdoing! You are kind.--FeralOink (talk) 22:44, 5 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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