Being overly fastidious by - EG literally sticking to text over menschlichkeit - can lead to undesired results.
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Din/Halachah/Minhag/Humra. For the term "Etiquette" Below and see how this works
• In an extended sense, a martinet is any person for whom a strict adherence to rules and etiquette is paramount: martinets often use "etiquette" and other rules as an excuse to trump ethics, to the point that etiquette loses its ethical ground.
[EG] The Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was famously described as a "strutting martinet" by Time in 1977.
Perhaps the term "chosid shoteh" may be an apt parallel term to the Halachic Martinet. In any event, let's not get so carried away with the technical aspects so as to sacrifice ethics, morals, or "menschlichkeit". The recent scandals in "frum" communities has taught us to know better than to head down that path.