Originally Posted by Molson
That is exactly what it is. You don't get tone of voice when reading.
Sure he may have a disruptive personality on here. But he isn't here to disrupt the forum, he will say it as he sees it. And always stands behinds what he says. Will most who never meet Clay think he's an asshole just from reading what he posts? Probably. But they would be wrong, he would say the same to your face and it would be in a totally different context. Clay just bashes his fingers on the keyboard as fast as he can to get out what he wants in the least amount of words, and it works. Sure it may be rough around the edges, but people need to stop taking shit so personally when they read it in a forum.
Yeah, don't get me wrong. I totally understand what you're saying, and I know he's not out to purposely stir up shit on the board, but ultimately... he does. And there is a greater than average number of offended readers of Clay's posts.
So you chalk it up:
a) Too many sensitive readers?
b) One guy being too rough around the edges?
Ultimately, I've never had problems with Clay in person and feel he's an upstanding player. Sure, as a guy who says what he feels needs to be said and being able to stand behind it, that shows integrity and faith behind what he does - but that's also what gets him into hot water.
The underlying message that he wants to get across may be there - it's just his method of delivery that is hard to swallow.