> My point was that I (personally) am not accepting that kind of excuse i. e. not > knowing the language. If I was ShouTime I wouldn't accept that. So I am NOT accusing > ShouTime for lying at all, He did what he did and he accomplished his goal which is > great and I support all kind of friendship and conciliation. > So what's wrong with that ? It's my thought - that's why my sentence begins with word > "PERSONALLY" > Am I more clear now ?
I think I know how you are thinking, from your perspective... but I don't think you understand that that is not how it came out, though.
> Racist ? That's a serious accusation ! > Would You please read again my Post Scriptum. Let me help You : At the end I put > emoticon : (known as Smiley) Don't You think that was joke ?
If you were making a joke directed at someone you "know and understand very well, and also understands you," then that can be understood as a joke. If you're posting it about someone random you don't know very well, emoticon or not, it is still considered condescending.
Besides, you used the wrong smiley.
This one here: That's a happy face... put that at the end of a sentence, and you are very happy about what you just wrote. That's the one you used.
This one here: That's a "wink"... put that at the end of a sentence, and "now" you can say that you were implying that with sarcasm... you're just kidding (hence the wink).
But still... look at it from the other persons perspective... and think about it in real life...
Say you're walking down the street, and you bump into a random Japanese person. You start talking to him, but he seems like he doesn't understand you, so you say "Hey, Samurai, could you understand me if I speak in Engrish?"
Would you really do that? And would you really think that was hilarious if you did? That's the point everyone is trying to make here.
And YES... the way you write and address people on this and other message boards should be EXACTLY the same as if you were addressing that person in real life.
RELAX and just have fun. Remember, it's all about the games.