I tend to agree with loam on this one, and whitelightwolf, there are all different sorts of members on this board. To say that there is something
sinster going on is really just to say that your personal viewpoint is being challenged, maybe even getting a bit threatened.
You will be expected to provide proof of what you are alluding to, or you will be scoffed at, its that simple. I myself have experienced several
'posting techniques', shall we say, that come in response to what I consider some of my more profound posts. One I call 'capping', where
immediately someone will post some inane comment after mine referring to some previous post or something, totally redirecting the thread. Many
posters use the 'last post' option when following a thread, so this effectively shields what I've posted, unless you are looking for it.
There are other indirect methods of interference that run from misdirection to simply ignoring your posts outright. Then there is direct
confrontation, which threads like this draw a lot of. You should be quite familiar with those techniques by now if you are still following this
thread yourself. Or maybe it was a slick move of yours to draw out the core defenders of the site! You sly rascal you!
Finally, I don't think the three amigos have any sinister plans for you, although I am still wordering about this Christian Bailey-Simon Gray thing.
Ultimately, they are providing the means, not the ends. In a big way, the collective direction and energy of the membership is providing the ends. I
like being a part of that, and I have developed my own ways of making my point and having my voice heard, in spite of, sometimes even due to, the
resistance my opinion draws.
So, pick yourself up, quit your crying, wipe that snot out of your nose, rub some dirt on your wounds, and get back in there and do your job!
The good guys need you, and the game is on the line.
[edit on 13-3-2006 by Icarus Rising]