I hope this is okay with Autobot032 and the moderators. I wanted to add a few things that have been bothering me ever since I had returned.
Autobot032 wrote:The color debate is pointless and leads to trouble, please keep discussion of it at a minimum.
Because if you want to debate, start a debate topic. Don't choose to ignore everything else that a person you do not know says just because he or she said something that you disagree on. You don't know them, therefor you do not know why they said it in the first place.
So atop of what Autobot032 said, take the time you could use to dispute what that certain person says and either ignore it for the sake of the topic... Or send them a sincere PM in hopes that you both can understand each other next time, and also hope for the best.
Autobot032 wrote:That is not what this thread is about. It's about this figure and the review.
Also agreed. Hence the statement I said above. Because with any subject at hand, a person has the limited rights to speak their mind on the subject. This does not give you the right to jump on him every time you think you are right and he or she is wrong. It does not excuse you to call it anything that you think it is. So when it comes to any topics - Including this one - Stick with any portion of the topic that the responded has stated.
And if you must, politely ask what somebody means by something. But also ask them to PM it if you think it might be lengthy. Just don't say "I'm confused" unless you mean it. Because again, the person will mostly say something that may not fit your preferences. So just try to understand that they are trying to be informative and move on.
Autobot032 wrote:Keep color debate in another thread, or better yet, not at all. It just ends up being more trouble than it's worth.
In my defense, Autobot032, I based my statement on the fact that even though this is Takara Tomy's fourth (or so) release the coincides with both the names and fiction... I thought they may end up making this figure red (or vice-versa) for their Arms Microns line.
But even then, the "color debate" deserves to be more of a discussion. Simply because it is easier to discuss the facts behind this "controversy" than it is to set up an issue-free debate. Especially since not everybody has access to everything listed and/or shown outside the animated series.
Autobot032 wrote:Whatever your personal preference is, stick with it, but keep it to yourself.
Partially agree. Because you have the right to stick with your preferences. You just need to remember that your rights are limited and should only exercise your rights within that boundary. Nothing more, everything else less. So if you need to say a person is wrong, don't. Just stay tight lip and move on.
Because to paraphrase T.S. Elliot: "The fun does not end with a boom, but with a person who is not an expert on said topic choosing to "debate" with a person who is."