I don't want this to come off as one of those, "I don't like how people are posting so they need to stop it" threads. There is just something I'm genuinely curious and concerned about, and I wondered if anyone else had noticed or had some advice to give me about it.
I've noticed in a couple of threads lately that someone will post something along the lines of, "How is this your business?" or "Why do you care about this?" or "Why is this YOUR problem?" and that is almost the entire content of their post. What with tone being so hard to tell in writing, this can come off as snarky or dismissive to me, especially if the OP or others have already tried to explain why they are upset/annoyed by the issue at hand.
I do think in some cases this can be a good question for the OP to reflect on and try to answer if they haven't already, in the sense of, "This seems like a small matter that bothers you out of proportion to its importance. Could there be something else going on that is really upsetting you?" But, sometimes when it's the only thing in the post, with no qualifying comments or further explanation, it can seem like the poster is chastising the OP--a rhetorical question, basically, meaning "This is none of your business" or "Get over it" or something like that.
I don't mean to "start trouble" or anything like that. I am just curious if anyone else has noticed this, and perhaps has a different take on it than I do. Perhaps I am just misinterpreting what people mean by statements like this, and reading them too negatively. Thoughts?