Let’s take this line by line…
Although you have expressed your opinion, it is your own view.
That is not my opinion/view.
What is not your view? The two points I mentioned? Let’s see…I said that:
1. Possible-kun desires that the material only be made available from his BBS or through a channel of people he deems worthy based on his own subjective criteria of whether he likes you or not (think Jehovah's Witnesses' idea of "deserving ones").
2. Possible-kun demands that you thank Mr. firisofa who is the actual producer of the material.
Let’s see what you yourself said:
Possible-kun (post 415, 5/4/2009) [emphasis mine]:
FYI, in my Japanese forum (only a registrant can look), the English Watchtower PDF (09 6/15) has uploaded.
Since I myself have not uploaded it, I cannot make the direct link to that file.
And probably, it will be deleted in several days, as usual.
Possible-kun (post 489, 6/28/2009) [emphasis mine]:
Now, in my Japanese forum, the Watchtower August 15, 2009 (PDF, 32MB) is downloadable.
But only a registrant can access.
Possible-kun (post 554, 7/19/2009) [emphasis mine]:
Now, in my Japanese forum, the Watchtower September 15, 2009 (PDF, 33.8MB) is downloadable.
But only a registrant can access.
Possible-kun (post 556) [emphasis mine]:
That PDF is opened only to the registrant in my forum.
The statement that the file was uploaded by someone else to your site so you’re not able to offer a direct link is strange to say the least. Even if it was, why is it impossible for you, the “possible” one, to upload it elsewhere and give acknowledgment to the file’s creator when informing people of where to download? This is what you would do if you were interested in providing the material for other people’s benefit. This is exactly what Atlantis does, even when he is not the creator of the material and the material is anonymous, and you say you appreciate it when you get it. But as evident by your statements above, your intent is to get people to register to your site.
This is further proved by your responses to those who have made your material available publically …
You attacked ynot when she made it available for other people’s benefit saying:
Possible-kun (post 447, 5/9/2009) [emphasis mine]:
Please do not provide the people here unconditionally with the materials obtained from my website/forum.
You attacked Atlantis (what!?) when he made it available for other people’s benefit saying:
Possible-kun (post 492, 6/28/2009) [emphasis and parenthesis mine]:
Well, I feel that this is meaningless that I said "PM", "e-mail", and "registration."
If this PDF is opened to everybody, why am I urging "registration"?
And you can provide with it the person who sends PM/e-mail to you (i.e. Atlantis).
Moreover, I said to Mr. Atlantis like this in e-mail.
You can share this file to other people. However, you can provide only for the person who does PM/e-mail to you.
You attacked Switch when she made it available for other people’s benefit saying:
Possible-kun (post 558, 7/20/2009) [emphasis and brackets mine]:
Who is the person who sent e-mail to you [with the material you uploaded]?
Shall I do so that he cannot access my forum because of your fault?
Again, all this points to your desire to have total control of the material by not only making it available through your website only but even trying to control the usage of the people you give it too!! Your intent in distribution is obviously not to benefit others. Why do you want to control who is able to get the material? Here is your reasoning given to MissingLink when he asked you why you do not upload materials somewhere and make them available publically:
Possible-kun (post 493, 6/29/2009):
Please read my remark of the following threads.
I do not forgive people without appreciation, and the person who makes a fool of others.
It’s funny that although you yourself admit that you are not the producer of the material, nevertheless you feel its distribution should be based on your view of others. But what do the threads you produced show? On what basis are you deciding who is a “deserving one”? From the 4 threads you gave:
From http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/171940/1/March-15-2009-Watchtower-pdf we saw that passwordprotected had a slow download and asked if someone could upload it elsewhere. Possible-kun did and passwordprotected never responded in that thread making possible-kun sad.
From http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/174937/1/JW-only-Watchtowers-in-pdf-anyone-still-do-them we saw that possible-kun directed everyone to his site to register to his BBS and get material, but ynot made it available for download to anyone. Possible-kun attacked ynot on this by saying he doesn’t want people to “unconditionally” get this material and referred to another thread ( http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/beliefs/175232/3/Elimination-of-Jesus-from-Song-Book ) where Mr. middleman had told him “possible-san, now go back to your cage...........play time is over!!! While you're at it...no more flingy poo poo...” and from this possible-kun banned Mr. middleman from going to his BBS to download. Of course Mr. middleman was actually saying calm down and stop talking down to passwordprotected whom Possible-kun had originally attacked on his point about equality of honor to the Son and the Father. Possible-kun said, “I feel that your explanation looks stupid” and attacked passwordprotected on some perceived inconsistency in his argument here compared to earlier one that he had given that I do not care to go into. Point is, Possible-kun banned Mr. middleman from his magic downloads because Mr. middleman told him to stop talking down to people.
The third thread was already referred to in the second so from the last one http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/177937/12/Jesus-God-or-Gods-son we saw that possible-kun did not like reniaa or Spike Tassel’s statements. Reniaa had been talking about Jesus and his subordination to Jehovah and possible-kun jumped in saying, “Jesus is not YHWH as I explained repeatedly. Probably, the head will get confused if reniaa talks with people who say such” evidently in support of Reniaa. But then Reniaa and possible-kun part company because she follows Witness ideas and possible-kun seems to follow some kind of Trinitarianism (I say some kind since in this argument he does not apply the divine name to the entire Godhead as many Trinitarians would). They then get into arguments back and forth talking past each other when Spike Tassel jumps in ultimately leading to their still disagreeing. Point is, Possible-kun was unhappy that people didn’t agree with him.
So what do all these show? If someone doesn’t say thank you or disagrees with you, they are unworthy of the material your friend creates and uploads to your BBS so nobody should be putting the material from your friend produced out there. This is the opinion I had ascribed to you because of your own words. I do not see how I have misrepresented you in the least.
I think that the thought of "ga o korosu, lit. to kill one's self" is harmful.
That is the same as the thought of the Watch Tower basically.
In my opinion, probably, if he continues killing himself, he will become a "mental disease" (depression, neurosis, etc.).
You should know that Japanese society is not asking you to be a robot. The idea of ga o korosu is that you have to know when to use honne (your true self) and when to use tatemae (the society face). When you are in the position of dealing with other people, you should know that you can’t always live by honne like Botchan. Ask yourself possible-kun, until now has your method been the most beneficial in helping people and received much praise or has your method caused people to be puzzled and unhappy with you? Think of this forum as society. You said:
Although Japanese people respect harmony with other people, they have his own thought/belief.
You must not force other people into your view.
If your way of making publications available is completely different than other people and causes so many problems everytime, then is it other people’s fault or your fault? It is fine to think whatever you want, but if the material is for other people then you have to think about other people’s opinion! If I was the only person talking to you about this, maybe you could think it is my problem, but I am not the only one.
I refuse to make into my view your view which does not respect others' opinion.
My view respects the idea of the forum as a whole and thus EVERYONE’S opinion. Your view makes your material available only to those people you like and agree with. How is that thinking about and respecting other people?
The Japanese word "kun" is a word disrespectful in a certain case.
In many cases, that is a word which the person of his superiors says.
Furthermore, he said to me, "impossible-kun."
Yes, one should notice that instead of –san I have used –kun. Kun is similar in function to san except it is used to address those who are in relatively lower positions to the speaker. Whereas Westerners have a belief in egalitarianism which holds that all people in society should be valued as equals, Japanese believe in what is called tateshakai or a vertical society where everyone is ranked relative to each other based on age, profession, sex, knowledge, etc. In this context, kun is often used with shortened forms of boys names as a way for parents and teachers to address male children (-chan is for girls). Though it may also be used as a term in addressing good friends, it is the former meaning that is the meaning here. The reason for this usage is twofold, first, Possible himself speaks to people like they are children by talking down to them and telling them to say thank you even though everyone would already do so. He also acts like an amaenbo (spoiled child) and like Botchan does not know how to balance his inner self against the rest of society (other users of this forum). Thus, the usage of kun is entirely appropriate.
You also said:
If a certain permission is required in order to acquire some information, many people respect that.
Sure, some people do it because of necessity but I am sure they are not happy about it. Look at the people who have had hardship going to your site and registering. Look at the people who call your method a means to get people to “ass kiss” and “bow down” to you. Do you think they are really respectful of you even though they obeyed?
In many forums and bulletin boards, you have to respect the administrator's view.
Yes, but you are in this forum where you are not an administrator and applying a standard for your material that is not followed by others in here. So yes, on your site do what you like. Here is not your site so abide by the group here and be harmonious. In here the majority of people want to help others with the material they provide and so take requests, (all to their own hardship) to make such material available to everyone. In fact, seeing such selflessness people are inspired to say “thank you” without being demanded.
In here, we must not be obligated to provide unconditionally PDF with which we provide only special people in my forum.
You are going to get it without appreciation.
Again, this goes to the point: What is your motivation in providing the material? You say “special people.” We here do not make some people special and other people not. You are not obligated to provide things unconditionally, but not doing so shows disregard of your fellow posters. Kind of like bringing a bike on the train in Japan. No sign says “Do not bring bikes on the train,” but nobody does because they think about other passenger’s feelings. Same here. the purpose of the forum is to help others. If you motivation in providing things is not to help people unconditionally, then your attitude is problematic.
I express that, "He is impudent."
Should not you just make PDF?
I do not make PDFs because I am not a Witness, do not get their new publications, and am otherwise in no position to provide such material.
P.S. If you have anything further you shouls probably 1. Answer everything I have said until now rather than just answering a few things and 2. Talk on PM since nobody probably wants to hear us discuss this further.
Sorry for any spelling and/or grammatical errors or incomplete thoughts....