I just got neg repped for the above post. Strangely enough, the message was 'Its ok to ask questions, thats what a forum is, you should take things so serious.'
I don't understand what was offensive about my post. It's not like I discouraged the OP from asking questions. On the contrary. Asking questions is good. I do a lot of that myself. However, there are ways to ask questions, and saying that you read a lot of things about Hatsumi sensei and then demanding that Hatsumi sensei send out his irreplacable scrolls to convince the sceptics who don't even study his art... why should he? And what exactly would examination reveal?
Furthermore, the second paragraph of my post links to a very good article going into a detailed explanation of the stituation, and the reasons why the controverse is really not a big deal to the people who care. To me, that seemed a very on-topic reply without bad intent.
So rather than cowardly leaving me neg rep, you could have also replied in the forum and engaged me in a discussion about whether my answer was objectionable or not, and why. After all 'that's what a forum is for' according to your own words.
Maybe its because you sent me a negative rep, since you said something about, "on this again", since you replied to both to this one, and the last question I asked, and you obviously knew it was me. How are you going to say a cowardly move if you did the same and initiated it? I didnt even recall my other post anout ninjutsu until your negative repped comment had me search what your comment meant.
And I am not trying to get people angry or stop an arguement about it. The original post was about the authenticity, was it not? i didnt go off topic, this is supposed to get the attention of a message that i posted, because thats what the poster asked and i got a neg rep for it.
And I have nothing against ninjutsu, it just something i read and figured i could post it on a question that asked about it since it related to my reading, and not have someone get angry about it. I didnt reply to your message for a reason, because I have no desire to, i just answered the post and got negative repped for it. hence my negative rep to you on something that was directly linked to the message asked and nothing more.