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You missed "tone argument" (as in, "I don't like you being uppity about this thing which I don't care about so I'm going to draw attention to the language you chose to use rather than deal with the actual issue at hand.") but otherwise yup, that pretty much hits all the high points.



You don't have enough information to differentiate the case you're making from "I don't like you being uppity about this thing which I care about and I was going to make right, but now I won't, because you're unprofessional and it's hard to believe you'll appreciate if I'll fix it" or even from "I don't like you being uppity about this thing which I care about and I'm going to make right, but you're unprofessional and I'd like you to tone it down so I'm going to slap you on the wrist until you do", which is completely innocent.

Think rationality/LessWrong differentiation. It looks to me that you just don't have enough bits to differentiate between the hypotheses.

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