Yes, I find it weird that you pointed the futility of this thread, suggesting that I should have taken to messaging. It would have been decent had you reacted to the issue that was raised, instead of telling me what I should have done. You killed the discussion right there, with your opinion – even if you go on to state "…there is provision to respond and discuss". You did not bring in a debate or discussion, you nit-picked.
My response in 600177 was apt, I did not have to agree with the author and go on a tangent about who is born and who becomes a father. I say it again; I find it weird that you respond in this critical manner. The response that incited you did not question the freedom or the right of another member. Also, note, the member did not mention not understanding the thread – instead what was mentioned was "I do no know what you are discussing about." Who would offer advice when they do not know what is being discussed? I would just brush away such advice, which is what I did.
Yes, the intervention of the admin was sought, before the practice went viral. It wasn't a matter between ONLY two people, as you think. It concerned the site. I raised a question about the forum guidelines – and in your own words "…guidelines are for everyone." You, me, XYZ - you can think of it as targeting, that is your perspective.
You keep mentioning 'discussion'. Your participation in this thread was not questioned – what was questioned was your comment that "Direct message could have been the right way". Argue with me on the point I raised. You brought in a diversion and now rant about your privilege of a discussion. You did not initiate a discussion – you chose to act as an unofficial editor, suggesting where the thread should have been posted. No guideline was broken in posting this thread.
"Each one has the freedom to choose. Freedom and rights are not monopoly of one." Such brilliance – I wish it had surfaced earlier.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino