This is not the first time you've jumped on me when you've taken a reply of mine as addressed directly to the poster being replied to. There is a fine line between sarcasm / acerbicness and being offensive. We all make mistakes - the last time you jumped on me over this, I had mixed you up with the original poster. This time, I didn't repeat that mistake - but if I had made that sort of mistake, is it necessary to focus so much attention on me making that mistake?
In this textual medium, with no non-verbal clues, it's sometimes hard to pick up the intended meaning beyond the literal. The smiley did not stop your post coming across as offensive to me.
This was a case of the relevant content to base a reply on being found elsewhere in the thread than the post raising the question - so do you thread based on poster (breaking the flow of ideas), or on content (breaking the conversational links)? I chose to thread based on content in this case - but this means that the reply was not aimed directly at the poster whose content I'm building on. I hoped people can make the obvious contextual links within the thread - someone clearly wasn't understanding the original poster's problem, so I built on a later post to explain exactly why the default behaviour was not appropriate for the original poster's needs. You're technically adept and I'm not surprised you'd understood the original poster's issue. Someone else was still struggling to understand.
I'm no great fan of drawing attention to individual posters as I don't like showing people up.
You hate the length of my posts, you hate my threading and you seem prefer a fast moving forum of very short replies, whereas I prefer slightly longer explanations.
You aren't the thread police. If you hate my posts that much, please keep your counsel to yourself and put me in your ignore list. I'd greatly prefer that to you continuing to snipe at me in public and by PM.
This is a public reply because when you sniped at me around a week ago by PM, you deleted my reply without reading it, then asked me to send it again. I gave up, on the basis that you couldn't be bothered to show any care in handling what I wrote the first time, so why should I bother to resend?
Can we find a way to live and let live peaceably? Thanks for your attention.