OP asked a simple question. you glossed over the specifics and attached yourself to the first thing you could relate to. it's not his problem that you jumped the gun. and only one other person did that, not "half the people". its so much easier to just own up to mistakes, especially when they are as trivial as something like this.
the added benefit of owning up is that, unlike blindly defending your misguided actions, people respect you for it.
but apparently you'd rather waste energy convincing strangers that you were the victim. gl.
Well here be the problem with this here statement.
1: I clearly apologized for making a mistake, and misunderstanding
2: Only gave a little positive advice, for the OP benefit, not to criticize
3: I answered the question once i had my bearings and knew what info he was looking for.
4: Victim of what? refer to statement 1.
5: I don't much care about strangers? Yet alone "waste energy convincing" them of something.