I don’t know, people may care or not care. Most likely not, I don’t flatter myself. But with 5,000+ posts I feel odd just quitting cold-turkey.
I’ve got a few reasons. If it’s not for the recent Pit thread about not even wanting one joke in GQ (or was it GD), ever, then maybe it’s because of the Pit thread that caused the initiation thread to shut down for no other reason than someone was annoyed by it. Or how about the banning on flirting…yeah, the flirting was over-the-top. Yeah, we all agreed to limit it to MPSIMS, which is more than fair. So how come we still got yelled at for it? Someone even told me I needed to be “punished” for it…hah.
**Or maybe it’s because of people’s hair-trigger reactions to even mild comments. ** People seem so much more snarky these days. I won’t link to any posts, I don’t feel like calling people on to the spot, but you know who you are. I’m not the only one who’s commented on it, so I know I’m not imagining it.
Maybe it’s the extreme nit-picking.
This used to be a more enjoyable, mild place. I try to be nice to everyone…sure there’s been times when even I lost my temper but I think I try to apologize to anyone with whom I did so unwarranted. That people are jumping down *my * throat surprises me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally naive, I know some people will probably cheer when they hear I’m not posting anymore.
Cafe Society still seems to have the contingent of fun-loving Dopers, so I’ll be staying there mostly. So I guess this is a pitting of all you humourless bastards on the Dope that like to ruin other people’s fun, too.
I won’t swear just because this is the Pit. I feel like this needs to be said, so you can take it how you like…and the mods can move it if they like. I won’t be posting further in this thread, either, but I’ll read it.