In spite of my laconic personality, I have a tendency to run my mouth without considering the consequences. Indeed, one of my strongest memories of my early days on the internet was accidentally insulting a friend who, incidentally, broke off our relationship a year later. Such was the case this morning when I made this (now deleted) post: If only we had some sort of device that transmitted pictures of people, until then, we won’t know As was noted back when they were introduced, the dislike button has a tendency to be vague in its meaning. A disliked post can be either off-topic, citing incorrect information, pointless, or in bad taste. Since my social anxiety is matched only by my social incompetence I tacitly assumed the latter. I actually like this community so in the interest of maintaining at least one unburnt bridge, allow me to offer my explanation for my actions This morning Joshenkstone made this uninsightful post: Joshenkstone: I'm listening to this masterpice by muddy: https://soundcloud.com/muddyboue/morrisons-desktop-calculator BenCo: I'll check it out, but after that i go to sleep so i'm gonna say bye already Joshenkstone: Allright BenCo: This is a weird goodbye Joshenkstone: Bye BenCo: Cya. Also this songs weird . Also why the heck muddy declares himself as a female? Joshenkstone: Muddy is female right?, the guy you hear in the song isn't her BenCo: Well once i heard a male voice from muddy on gameday Joshenkstone: Well she's a she as far as i know I, as I always do when confronted with a mass of words, skimmed the post and skipped over this line “why the heck muddy declares himself as a female.” Reading the last three lines I interpreted the exchange to be Josh and Ben arguing over Muddy’s gender. Now, in my head, my post was “What gender is Muddy? That’s a good question, if only we had a picture of her. Until then it shall remain a mystery” followed by two pictures of Muddy’s unambiguously female countenance. When I wrote the post, I did not realize three things: Muddy is trans, Josh was implying she was, and my joke made no sense. As a result, I came across as a complete toss bucket as usual. All that to say: if I have ever offended anyone, I apologize, it was not my intention.