Basically, an amergency technician of some sort exhorted all of us to SLOW DOWN after he had a long night cleaning up a corpse and a couple of cars spread over 50 metres of highway. He linked to a news article that said "it's not known if speed was a factor."
I replied with "hey, nice post, but it seems speed was not known to be a factor here."
Well, that triggered two pages of forum drama where people basically told me to shut the fuck up and stop picking nits when someone's got a public service announcement. My stance, basically, was that if your public service announcements are based on fancy instead of fact I'm gonna pick a LOT of nits, kthx.
One member started a poll: Should NFG censor himself? Before a mod closed it the tally was running 2:1 in favour of me shutting my mouth.
Getting to the point, I'm continuously surprised at how people just hate to be criticized. It doesn't matter how you couch it in flowers and sugar, if you're telling someone they've erred, they're gonna get pissy at you. Pointing out the errors is far worse than making them.
No matter how old I get I never get used to this. I love to be corrected. How else do I LEARN if I'm not told I'm WRONG?