@HA, you KNOW your comment was a challenge and not an actual question, stop being an ass about it. Except it wasn't; you incorrectly assumed that. There will be absolutely no doubt about my intentions when I am trying to be an ass - see my second comment for an example of such.
"A question mark does not always necessarily denote a question, does it?"
Yes, it does actually. Even if it is "rhetorical, or sarcastic, or perhaps even challenging" a question mark denotes a interrogatory statement that carries the force of a question that must be answered. Henry Denham attempted to make a separate mark for rhetorical questions yet linguists phased it out in the 17th century. So we can not separate from text if @HumanAction was actually being rhetorical or not. Yet, rhetorical questions were still at that time, and still are today, a form of question. The rhetorical question mark looked like this,though. Basically, a reverse question mark.
A question mark does not always necessarily denote a question, does it? Yes - it does. A rhetorical question, which this was not, is still a question none-the-less.
[quote]In the future, if you are truly questioning as you claim, then you might consider phrasing it slightly less... how shall I say... dickishly?[/quote] The manner in which the question was phrased is perfectly acceptable per English standards. Perhaps it is you who should not assume so much? (<---- Question Mark*)