Wow! Haven't been here in a few weeks and there were certainly alot of new and exciting topics to come back to!
After wading through what was mostly minutiae, I think Duel hit it right on the head, as he usually does. After 8 years of watching all the arguments and pissing contests, I for one think it was way past time for someone to step up and say, "Just shut up already!"
This site has never been trouble free and it never will be. It's run by, contributed to by, and used by human beings and we are a flawed bunch, gang!
Someone asked in an earlier topic about moral standards. Well, here's one that's universally recognized as being pretty good. "If you don't have anything positive to say, then don't say anything at all". Or how about, "It's better to stay silent and be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and confirm it"?
There are so many "experts" here that it staggers the mind. Someone said that we should stick to responding with FACT and I agree 100%. There are people here who know more about the origins of a particular copy of an original 1975 Kirk than they do about social etiquette, FACT!
One small, snide comment from an "expert" turns a thread about a mask into a weekend at the "Evil Dead" cabin. And isn't it interesting how rational and sane people came become when they get what they want? This site is now filled with so much personal animosity, I honestly close my eyes and see some members bashing on their keyboards dressed like Weaving in "V for Vendetta". Oh well, I will not be the one to break the peace we've made here today.
I've rarely posted here in the 8 years I've been a member. I can honestly say it's because I'm afraid to raise the ire of the board by accidentally saying the wrong thing or liking something I shouldn't. It's obvious to me that I'm not the only current or past member that feels that way. That's sad, FACT!
Maybe, instead of going back through old threads to find out who has harmed us, we should all take a day and go back through and find out who we've harmed. But that won't happen, FACT!