Joe: "He was attempting to make a threat, but not for the reasons he wants us to think."
I wasn't, but what, prithee, do you believe would be my "reasons" for doing so?
Joe: ""Only on the internet are so many so free to act like such assholes," which as a concept, is a pretty widely accepted one"
In the gaping expanse that is the space between your ears.
Joe: "If he really wanted to kick my ass, he has my contact info. I'm pretty sure he even knows where I live."
I do? That's news to me.
Joe: "Hard to take a threat seriously, if the guy making it obviously afraid of sanctions from a message board."
I wasn't making a threat in the first place, merely a refutal of your bogus psychology lesson, but it should be abundantly clear by now that I don't fear administration sanctions.
Joe: "walking back the language"
Okay, allow me to walk it forward for you — In a face-to-face conversation, I would use at least the same language that I do online, if not even more harsh. Plus, there is the added possibility of physical altercation. More of a likelihood when one of the participants is a whiney little bitch who keeps reiterating defeated arguments over and over again (i.e. you).
Joe: "...he chased a gay guy into traffic..."
And here we go again...
Joe: "...eventually turned into a heroic parable of allen scaring off a drug addled crack whore who had been terrorizing small children?"
Which I'm sure you can find a post of me saying anything like that, yes?
Joe: "he even says I'm a troll for responding to his posts"
Nope. I call you a troll when you troll out the same defeated arguments again and again, as if repeating yourself one more time will make you right.
Joe: "I end up giving the asshole exactly what he wants. Attention."
Not really. I would actually prefer it if you would shut the fuck up.
Joe: "the decent guy he sounded like in his emails to me when a bunch of us here were all working on that single page anthology submission."
I did? Geez, I'm sorry about that.
Joe: "slandering pros"
It's only slander (or, more accurately to this environment, libel) if it's not true. And I only speak the truth.
Joe: "I'm confused."
That goes without saying.
"The trouble with being a ghost writer or artist is that you must remain anonymous without credit.
If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator." — Bob Kane