Re: The Shred Group
I always learn a lot when my beliefs are set upon by Dill Carver, for instance, and I would greatly lament it if his voice and opinions were censored or muted.
It's a strange thing, POV
I've often felt the urge to reply or comment in the forums when my beliefs (or lack of) are challenged and assaulted by the likes of Memphis Trace, for instance.
IMO politics and religion are the enemy of freedom and democracy. Look at what this world has become because of the people fuelled by them. This site is a micro-society reflection of the same.
I'm honestly not sure what I actually did to engage the snark and invoke the personal hatred from j p lundstrom though? I've never had anything to do with him. In this case I was supporting the development of the shred group. I assume it is merely my existence here that irks him.
The site is certainly not what it was. Just look at the shenanigans and resistance to do with said shred group. A positive change that could enhance and possibly improve and rejuvenate the site, address some of the dysfunction... and yet it starts a war of words and disruption... and after all, anyone not interested in the shred can simply choose not to partake. Or so you would think. Turns out that those who don't want to use it or can't see the need for it, don't want those who appreciate the benefit in it, to have it. Strange times this mob rule era.
Anyway, I feel this is the incentive for me to pack up and say goodbye to tNBW. It's been an age since I first arrived in 2006 and most everyone I knew and who knew me are either gone or long gone anyway.
The diversity of the member pool seems to have evaporated in favour of menopausal christian liberal militants of late and as such I seem to have become the root of all evil upon the site. A pariah. To be honest I was hanging around mainly for the competitions (which I really enjoyed and felt brought the writers here together into a centralised 'group of interest' old site style, but seem to have dried up).
Sol, in order to placate the upset and angst that my recent diabolical behavior has caused the tNBW 'we the people' society, I am happy to cease and desist forthwith. It must be time to go, because I'm not entirely sure what I have done. I am obviously out of control.
I will voluntarily close my account but need to postpone that act until the weekend when I will be home from work and can download my junk from the site to a local drive to ensure that I have archived my content. If you'd afford me that stop-gap then I'll appreciate it; Ill be cleared out and closed down by Monday but I will refrain from posting comments within the general forums in the meantime.
Cheers... and no worries!