it started off as a joke about "rewarding verbosity." a joke that wasn't taken too well by two. their response was annoying. my response was to be mildly annoyed. their responses were quite different at this point. one felt insulted, decided i wasn't his cup of tea and withdrew (he's never bothered me again and i've never had a discouraging word to say about him since). the other became offensive, insistent, and relentless. rude and pushy. i retaliated.
he deleted all of that interaction.
it's a shame you won't go in the darkroom. there's a fairly good record from that point forward. it might surprise you that someone threatened to anally rape someone else with a marine corps knife. it might surprise you more who that person was.
it isn't my fault that some folks have no sense of humor.