FTRouslan, on 19 April 2013 - 04:57 AM, said:
So does the poster have to construct an eloquent eulogy for the dead in order to justify his attempt at black humor? I think it was introduced as a subtle reminder that he too feels the pain of this disaster towards the more sensitive audience members, which clearly did not work.
I didn't see the second post, so I don't really have an opinion about it. It might have been a shitty post, but I'm pretty sure that most shitty posts aren't against the rules. They're just shitty posts.
No, obviously shitty posts aren't against the rules, I was saying that it reinforced the perception that the first post wasn't made in a sincere way. I didn't imply that the poster should have made an eloquent eulogy, and I don't think I agree with the joke being a way to empathize with the previous posters. You used the word audience, and at that point in the thread every other poster had expressed a somber disposition, so do you think that, in that thread at that time, black humor probably wasn't a good idea? I know appropriateness, for lack of a better word, is subjective, but knowing the audience in that thread, it's understandable why it wasn't met with a positive reception.