christopher_robin wrote:Here on TDPF most of the posts tend to be, well, like the one you just made. Sneering. Vicious. Ugly. Insular. Defensive. Closed to any way but gradually increasing entropy. Lazy. Without ideas. Negative, not positive.
And it's funny, that's not how I remember you. Is that who you want to be? Is that what you want this community to be like?
Geez, man, where've you been hanging out, if my post struck you as vicious? You pictured a mugger's sneer, but I was wearing an annoyed eyeroll. Didn't mean to shake you up. (Though I kind of like being thought of as a tough. Me and the teachers...)
You were serious about gating, I'm serious about your moving back and carving out your own slice of neighborhood charm. My phrasing was snotty, but the suggestion was sincere. Which, to answer your question, is exactly consistent with who I've always chosen to be here on the forum. The other qualities you graciously listed—ugly, lazy, defensive lifer, and the rest—are just incidental.
Do you think a gated TDPF would attract the smart, funny, empathetic people you'd like to rub pixels with? Some, I suppose. Others might prefer to dice it up in a more inclusive setting. Are you hoping you'd make the cut, or would you be happy just knowing such a virtual Galt's Gulch exists?