Luckily, I always put opening braces at the end of the line and closing braces on their own line, making me quite consistent.
Consistency also has to do with how you format your code. If you put your braces in one place part of the time, and in another the rest of the time, then you're not being consistent.
You missed the point I was trying to make about consistency, but I'm not going to repeat myself.
Basically I can just stop here since you completely missed the point.
before people starting getting offended by me criticizing their "preferred" style.
No one really cares enough to be offended, and many people are on your side.
So why were you singled out?
Because those people took an “it is my opinion” approach while you simply stated “X style is best” and “Y style is bad”.
Except I never claimed that what I was saying was a "fact". I don't have to begin every sentence with "It is my opinion that" for a rational person to understand that what I say is by default an opinion, unless that sentence goes something like "It is a fact that...". See the difference?
This style is the best one.See?
>>The reason this style is bad
All styles are a matter of opinion, so stop stating things as a matter of fact, or I will single you out harder next time. Trust me, I have been holding back in lieu of happy days and things going my way—getting married, getting a raise, getting back my motivation for my job (overcoming the phil67rpg disease) and technical work and my book, etc.
What I "see" is that you conveniently quoted me out of context, forgetting to include the parts of what I said where I give reasons and examples to back up my claims.
Yes, the preference for different styles is a matter of opinion, but I wasn't talking about that.
BTW I also find it really funny that you go off and start lecturing me about people's opinions, and then threaten me if I dare to give my opinion again. Wow, the hypocrisy. I'm also unclear what exactly you're threatening me with? Please feel free to elaborate.