but you obviously take things very personally and it has clearly deeply upset you
its very noticeable that some people can get more than rather angry for no given reason that I can see whatsoever.
I have not taken anything personally, nor am upset, nor am angry. My apologies if I have given you that impression. (If you could identify which phrasing in my post gave you this impression, that would be very helpful, as I could then work to avoid that phrasing in the future.) Communication in an international forum like this can sometimes be problematic, as things are interpreted differently than intended. This, incidentally, is also the reason I felt I had to clarify on the way we approach things here on the subject of "control", and why I (as one of the moderators for the system talk forum which this thread is located in, not as someone who has a personal interest in your reply) wanted to make certain that you understood that the way the thread developed is something we consider okay here. It would be a shame if you (or anyone else reading the thread) started out your time here on the forum with a wrong impression of how things work, which could at a later point lead to friction.
[ Edit: Edited on 09-Aug-2009, at 13:50 by Sander ]