Back in May of 2001 I had it with the MacNN forums--too much nasty and brutish childishness spelled IDIOCY. I left and never went back, not even as lurker cause the whole thing turned my stomach.<br><br>I took off from here too, and obviously came back. The reason? The crap here is minimal in comparison, for one thing. The conversations here are for the most part civil, and when the name calling starts usually someone has sense enough to call a stop to it. And that means that there are lots of sensible people here, some of whom I've met in fleshspace, who I'd be proud to call my friends, not just on line.<br><br>Why the announcement that I was leaving? The reasons are many, and drama isn't in the picture at all. For the most part, it was a way to express outrage that the reasons for which I come to this forum had been vitiated, undermined, thrown away, trampled on. If expressing that outrage is drama, then I guess we'd all better stop posting threads like this
or like this
, cause what are they, on both sides of the political spectrum, other than drama? Or maybe they're not drama but expressions of outrage too?<br><br>If it's legitimate to give voice to one's political outrage on this forum, why is it merely "drama" to give voice to one's personal, private sense of outrage?<br><br>
. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.