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RE: Who likes hard forking?

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what a shame it would be if it burned down

Sure. "What a shame it would be if we had to fork" is not a statement that has been made.

You're continuing to misquote and project.

Furthermore "forking" is not a criminal or violent act, as is arson. People are free to run whichever software they would like, creating a fork. Others are free to run the original (or some other different) software. If there are two significant groups who want to use different software, then you end up with two chains, like ETH/ETC, BTC/BCH, and countless others. That is not equivalent to arson (nor theft, piracy, hacking, nor any such other inflammatory and/or defamatory terms which have been used in an attempt to manipulate and exploit the less technically informed among us).

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I am confident the idea of metaphor and analogy does not fly over your head. I didn't ever conflate arson with forking. Since you erect and knock down strawmen instead of engaging substantively on the matter at hand, I'm out.

Thank you for the chat. I do understand metaphor but I also recognize that metaphor can both illustrate and confuse. I believe we simply disagree, which I shall do respectfully. Regards.