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Glad to see Crockford making jokes there. Unfortunately after leaving a comment on a recent picture update on his Google+ profile (in good humor), he banned me from his circles, unshared everything with me, and removed the comment. I still look up to him though.



I tend to do that to people I don't know. Seems perfectly reasonable.

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Humor from strangers does not transfer well. What seemed to be in good humor to you, may have been obnoxious to him.

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Aaaaand this is why the "evil" clause is problematic.

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Perhaps, but there is a key difference. The above example was said to a particular person about a particular thing (which I infer by the fact it was posted on a picture). The "evil" clause is a joke thrown out into the wild, directed at no one in particular. In other words, the above example is personal, the "evil" clause is not.

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