Be wary of posting something on Facebook as a joke. I should know better, but apparently I don’t. I posted something quick as a joke, making a reference to making a reboot of a reboot. The comment chain rapidly got out of control.
Part of my mistake came from forgetting how much little things like this can matter to people. It mattered to them way, way more than me. My post was really kind of flawed to begin with, though minorly funny (in my opinion) in concept, and the comments just kept rolling in.
Really, I had my definitions too sloppy to begin with. And, the modern trend of reboots and/or remakes isn’t new at all. My commenters had plenty of evidence. An overabundance of evidence in fact. They were more than happy to share that.
Were they wrong? No, it was an issue they cared about. Further, I’d put it out there for comment and was too sloppy in drafting anyway. They had every justification for getting involved, educating me and correcting me, or even just commenting.
I just wish I’d remembered to think more before getting involved in all that. I really didn’t care as much as the work it took to keep up.