Do you think this is something i should take some pride in, or something i should be a little more concerned about? ....
***The issue in question: It's not uncommon for people to delete whole conversations they've had with me.***
This is rarely because of outright insults or personal attacks on my part [i've never once been warned, reported or flagged that i know of], because although sometimes i can be a tactlessly direct or even confrontational, i am basically Socratic in my manner.
I've always presumed that it's a matter of pride for the deleter, and related to their need to save face, or hide a perceived humiliation, because it's always followed some sort of dispute over meaning or a particular claim. And i enjoy these exchanges a little too much because the pleasure i get from them comes from a fairly low instinct. But somehow i can't seem to help myself.
Sometimes i feel like i should try to be a little more patient and gentle. Then at other times i feel like there's no other reason for me to be on EP.