Just checked to be sure - I have been following the SDMB very closely for the last 2 months. I do admit this is not a long enough time to come up with generalizations, but i feel that with every passing day, it resembles real life more than the day before.
I am addicted to all the wisdom and wit in this place, but the things that happened in the last few weeks that resulted in the banning of quite a few posters - some more famous than others on the boards but that is not an important point - have just made this place seem to me to be a replica of real life.
I mean there was no wit and not much wisdom in some of the debates that turned so ugly that some of the participants ended up getting banned. There was no wit or wisdom in troling for people’s sympathy in the most shameful/shameless [sub]I can’t decide which fits best.[/sub] way conceivable. And again no wisdom or wit ,n being a complete asshole or completely incoherent in posting.
People I am sure know who these guys are, and I am also sure that there are many people here that share my opinion.
Who needs to spend time on a message board that represents real life on a one to one scale? Despite I made some claims that some posters do not seem to have a life, I actually do know that everybody here does have a life, and we spend a lot of time here because this place offers us something that real life does not.
The maiin attraction the SDMB has for me is the high concentration of wit and wisdom, and the high level of intellect & intelligence.
Guys, I think we all need to make a harder effort to keep this place special. Maybe we should think twice - or even three times - before posting something, and when we decide our comments are ready to be posted, we should try to find a way to rephrase it yet again.
It’s no big deal to be a jerk, or meet an army of jerks anywhere in the world.
I say let’s keep up the good work, in fact work even harder at not being jerks, and let our wit and wisdom show in our posts. There is no point in hiding them for the sake of modesty and then still posting anyway
[sub]Was this worth $0.02??[/sub]