you're taking another jab which is even easier to take down
My point was that the gog tags are inaccurate.
Not something i think many dispute.
I gave an obvious (to me, who actually knows what "like rogue" means) and egregious example (again, to me, who actually used to like roguelikes, for the reasons they are like rogue, not because they have randomly generated worlds or broken save systems). This is not something I just said out of the blue, to introduce a new (to you) controversy: it is an argument I have put forth many times in the past (I used to post in every release thread for a game that was incorrectly tagged as roguelike, but that's just too much effort any more). Nor am I the only one who believes this; look it up for yourself. The fact that you felt a need to "take it down" by demonstrating that your definition of roguelike is as broken as gog's does not say anything about whether or not gog's tags are broken, and instead just shows that you are "worried about winning a fight without any concerns for whether or not you're right or wrong, and you're taking another jab which is even easier to take down".
Rogue-like has clearly come to refer to a feature set rather than a genre, especially when used in conjunction with genre tags. If people wanted to play a game just like rogue, they'd go grab nethack or one of the many variants. No, instead, roguelike has come to specifically mean randomly generated maps with randomly generated rewards with randomly generated properties, and this gets triggered by character death, which results in a loss of all progress. Roguelite generally refers to one of these features being missing, in particular the gravity of character death.
I'm not worried at all about "winning" or "losing" a fight with you (or anyone else, for that matter), by the way. I'm not even sure what the hell that is supposed to mean. What I do care about is being annoyed by forum reply notifications and having to explain my position repeatedly. Once should be enough. If I'm worried about anything, it's this forum being an echo chamber where people like you make statements like that unchallenged. As long as my comments are not entirely suppressed, you can go ahead and feel like you're victorious, superior, or whatever makes you feel better.
THat's why you did exactly as you said and let the issue go and did not respond any further. Calling people out for announcing that they're leaving a conversation only come back in is one of the most amusing past times of mine, these days. If you're going to leave, leave. Why would you announce it?