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Miisunderstood

December 25, 2012: Made my first post on Miiverse.
April 12, 2013: Made my first post on Miiverse that would end up being misunderstood.

It's one of the friendliest online communities I've ever seen, and I still can't make it 108 days and 6 hours without offending someone there?

I have some serious problems... :(

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pathvain_aelien
Apr. 21st, 2013 07:54 am (UTC)
What was it?
matt1993
Apr. 21st, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Someone whose posts I was following on Miiverse (and I think she was following mine, too, until this happened) made a post about how she changed her Mii's shirt to match her new friend's shirt, and then in the comments, wrote "Ze orange works for me, no?" or something like that.

Another guy wrote, "Um...no." as a joke, which she understood was a joke before he came out and said that it was - she said, "So... red's more my color?"

This exchange made me think that I could make a joke as well and she'd understand it, so I made a handwritten comment that said something like this:

I think you should try THIS shade of orange:

{drawing of a small gray rectangle}

...oh wait, Miiverse only has black-and-white drawings. :P


It was supposed to be a joke about how you can only make black-and-white drawings on Miiverse, but her friend (the one whose Mii's shirt she matched) came up and said something like, "Are you teasing the world's cutest Mii?!" and a little later, she (the original poster) said something like, "Matt... That was really mean. :("

When I checked Miiverse again and saw these comments, I tried to apologize, but I haven't checked yet to see if they replied. If it's this easy for me to accidentally offend people on Miiverse, my apology comments probably offended them too... :(

See, things like that are one of the reasons why I'm making the list of my LJ entries and comments that I think people might hate me for...
pathvain_aelien
Apr. 21st, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
No, she was kidding, she didn't really think it was mean, she was just teasing you.
matt1993
Apr. 22nd, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
I checked today and she said, "Matt, I forgive you." Which means that she was offended originally. Yes, she forgave me, but it goes to show that my ability to communicate clearly hasn't gotten much better in the past 5 years... :(
pathvain_aelien
Apr. 22nd, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
Trust me, she was kidding. When she said she forgave you she was teasing you because you apologized and she wasn't mad. There's no way anyone would be mad or offended or even annoyed by what you said, she was just kidding.
matt1993
Apr. 22nd, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Trust me, she definitely was offended at first. I could tell from how it was worded, and how she said "I forgive you" rather than "I was joking too" or something like that.

I'll show you when I come home for the weekend.
pathvain_aelien
Apr. 23rd, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
I think it's just you being worried about making everyone mad. It sounds like she was kidding and then when you apologized, she just said she forgave you because you were worried about it. She didn't know HOW worried you would be about it, so that's why she didn't take the time to explain she was kidding too.
matt1993
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Maybe, but I think my first comment on that post was worded differently from my recollection of it, and so the actual comment may have been easier to misunderstand. I'll show you this weekend.
charss
Apr. 23rd, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
If she wasn't kidding, she needs to develop a thicker skin. You did nothing wrong here.
matt1993
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Perhaps, but I think my first comment on that post might've been worded differently from what I remembered of it here, so my actual comment may have been easier to misinterpret.
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