I often get misinterpreted especially my humor. Also, language and cultural differences often add to the confusion. If my wisecracks might be misunderstood, I try to remember to add a smilie. Doesn't always work though and I've ticked off people anyway. Sometimes I have to apologize which isn't easy.
I find jokes add to the conversation and make us human. I try to make jokes about myself. It's really easy to get too serious on a website and lose our humanity. After all, we should be more friendly to each other since we share the same hobby.
True. All of it. But I can see I’m not the only one confused by Phileppe and Sirius “advice”.
There is tendency these days to test the waters with something speculative or outrageous and then swiftly declare it “a joke” when people balk.