posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 09:41 PM
reply to post by kro32
This thread is almost a year old, and I don't know why someone raised it from the dead. At the time there was a lot of talk about putting up the WATS
list. I was expecting it to have many more different names. Names of some who have come and gone. Names of a few that are still here. But all names of
some very seriously smart people who I really admired and made some very good contributions to this site- before you joined, kro32. You would have had
to been there to understand, because my history here goes back to 2003 really, when I lurked for a year or so before joining. But I wouldn't expect
you to understand, as new as you are. Instead you accuse me of posting this as some kind of "look at me, I made it" post.
But it wasn't. I was genuinely surprised to be on the list at all, but I was almost mad that I entered the list at number 7, when I damn sure knew I
didn't hold a candle to so many other people intellectually that should have been all over that list. But it didn't work out that way. So would it
be too hard for you to understand that this site had a long history before you, and a lot of things happened that are outside your experience? Why
don't you just leave it at that instead of making such accusations.