I use a script that deletes all comments from people I haven't explicitly whitelisted. I had to do this because I was getting pestered by the kind of people I have no desire to interact with, online or in real life.
... the instinctive response of [people] to anything that is relatively new in their field:
First, they will ignore that idea and hope it will go away, because it was not their idea;
If the idea persists, then they will attempt to ridicule it;
If the idea survives their attempt to ridicule it, then they will attack it;
If the idea manages to survive their attacks, they will eventually be forced to try to copy it;
Eventually, faced with an obvious success that has survived in spite of their efforts, they will suddenly remember that the idea was theirs in the first place. -- Arthur Jones
Creativity is not measured by number of hours worked. That's labour you're thinking of. -- Me
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. -- GBS
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. -- Abraham Lincoln
Generosus equus non curat canem latrantem. -- Roman proverb
Unconsciously, perhaps, we treasure the power we have over people by their regard for our opinion of them, and we hate those upon whom we have no such influence. I suppose it is the bitterest wound to human pride. -- WSM
A group of men, the DITCH DIGGERS, are trying to dig a ditch with their bare hands. They've been at this for weeks, and for all their broken nails, bloodied hands, and aching muscles, they've only managed to carve a shallow depression in the ground.
ENTER STAGE LEFT a man with a backhoe. He proceeds to scoop enormous chunks of earth from the ground, digging a ditch in minutes without breaking a sweat.
BACKHOE MAN: "Hey guys, this is a backhoe. This makes digging ditches so much easier."
DITCH DIGGERS: "Cheater! Heretic! Banish him! etc."
Inventor of the sideways fuselage building method.
Creator of builds that are the most stable in flight, easiest to handle, and highest-performing, and weapons that are by far the most accurate and effective, in the SimplePlanes universe.
Inventor of the plasma shotgun, bomb cannon, the aerial autocannon, flying full-auto howitzer, bomb shotguns (grid pattern, linear pattern), mortars that can destroy all three ships with high-trajectory shots and, even better, destroy the Snowstone missile base all the way from Wright Airport, cannons that hover, a howitzer with a spotter drone that can hit any direct line-of-sight target from any flat location in the sandbox, the first, and so far the only effective round-shot cannon in SimplePlanes, the first true spaceship, a TV guided missile, a guided missile that launches multiple warheads, the remotely detonated drone bomb, and many, many more original creations.
I believe my creations are best appreciated for their shape and performance, and that complex paint schemes mask the underlying shape. Also, my builds are meant to be lean, mean, functional machines, not decorative pieces. For these reasons, I use a plain metallic finish on most of my builds.
I block people for being rude, stupid, or annoying in some other way, not because they disagreed with me or criticized my builds. Blocks are permanent.