Originally posted by impatient
You will find there is a group of people who prowl the forums, especially the Help forum looking for opportunities to misdirect their frustrations on whatever is wrong in their life. Innocent questions like yours are pounced on - and those folks must feel big and important by being rude to people like you. Call them chess snobs, but they a t such negativity towards you have very sad lives, or else they wouldnt be reacting to you so.
Some people choose to read a post the way they feel the tone would be. My first post was honest questioning about why the rule 'bites' and also pointing out the FAQ and perhaps there might be another rule this user doesn't understand.
My second post was explaining this.
My third post was a bit sarcastic, but only because this user seemed to first think I was telling them not to ask for any help, and next blowing off what I had tried to explain in my second post with more, "I'll ask what I like" comments.
This user decided a written rule that he felt "bites" and a couple other users tried to figure out what this user feels is a good rule or a bad rule.
All the rules of chess are what they are. If you know them, you can exploit your enemy. If you do not know them, they can be used against you.
There are instances where things might get heated in a thread, but I feel this thread is no where near anything like what concerns you in the forums about 'a group'. No one has been called stupid or worse here in this thread. This is an instance of a misunderstanding, and also a statement that people want to explore.
Why does this rule bite? Are all the rules crap?
I feel you have also read the thread wrong, and are being overly sensitive. This wasn't a stupid question, it just happened to be a question somewhat covered in the FAQ, I pointed that out. I feel the reader decided I was being harsh or condescending based on his comments, I'm not 100% sure.
What I am sure of is that you've read this thread wrong, or you wouldn't have needed to climb on that soap-box of yours. Yes, the rules of chess are important. Questions are good, but there is also a very clear sticky thread pointing out the FAQ.
This thread was about Pink squares, and perhaps that isn't covered in the FAQ. I only pointed out this user might find answers to future questions in the FAQ, and it was taken as an insult is my guess based on that user's posts, and yours. I'd say sorry, but I'm not the one who has misunderstood the thread's goal.
The thread started with a question. A Castle rule was questioned. Other users wanted to know why this rule bites. Would you prefer a forum where everyone agrees, and no one is questioned when they make a statement for fear they may hurt another user's feelings?