a reply to: Ironhawke
Let me bring you in on a little secret.
This website is much like the moon. Sometimes it glitters, as it traverses its path through the star speckled sky, reflecting back so much of the
suns light toward the observer, that it becomes difficult with the naked eye, to pick out details on its surface, such is the strength of its gleam.
Sometimes it is slightly obscured by cloud, just enough that you can pick out the wonderful, intricate details of the craters and the "seas". Other
times the thing appears red in the sky, dirty, crazy, or at the very least very unusual. Sometimes, it goes dark, and at other times, it gets eclipsed
(in the case of cat loving members, this happens more frequently as their fuzzy pals stride imperiously across the keyboard, blocking their view).
However, what I would say to any new member trying to corral the membership, is good luck! Really, good luck!
I would also say that the best thing you could do, if you want to see some one hundred percent proof, full on, backwoods distilled crazy, just to
compare this period in ATS history with, is check out threads that were created around the time of, and on the topic of, the US Presidential race that
saw Obama elected!
Now THAT event was something to see from the perspective of membership. All manner of people were spitting blood for one reason or another, and
sometimes you could barely read a thread without someone rupturing a blood vessel over some element of the election campaign, the candidates, and
eventually, the winning candidate. It was madness!
Now, for all that I have said, it is important that a voice of reason speaks when the waters are less than calm. We DO all need to remember our
values, and to respect the site and its owners, and most importantly, other members, when we post. But do not let occasional bouts of madness worry
you Ironhawke. They come and go around here. The trick is to learn to see the wave, and then ride it out.