The above quote refers to "this site", and doesn't come from this site (ratz). It refers to rationalskepticism. I'd like to both thank ratz for inviting everyone here during the troubles, and apologise to all the ratz natives for indulging in increasing the bullshit drama to whatever level I did. I'd also like to publicly state that I fucking love all the ratzers, even if I only seldom have visited in recent times.I must apologise. I just chucked the shits with all the fucking drama, and I really shouldn't have used your post as a way out of it (thus, ironically, adding to the drama).
I (like so many of us) am just tired of the bullshit. I did note to someone at the time that you were, in fact, the one who invited me to ratz way back when. I think it was in a conversation with Mazille. Anyway, all the fucking drama happened and then for the next two weeks I had to take over running the pub whilst the hierarchy were all off in Bali, so I didn't have time or energy to do much about my online life. I kinda remember deciding way back that, whilst I love all the fuckers at ratz, I only really had time to devote to one board, and practicality overruled sentiment, in that my primary aim has been to (and I know this sounds fucking ridiculous and arrogant) change the world for the better. So I stuck with the bigger site.
On top of that, there is the fact that I've seen all this shit before, and with the rapid "set up new site, have conflicts devolve said new site into cliquey bullshit, find new breakaway site, wash, repeat" that seemed to be going on, I just really didn't have the time to devote to playing those games (which is how I see it - in an earlier life-stage I'd have happily delved right in).
Indeed, I was very close to tossing it all in and not even bothering with this site, if the truth be known. My intro thread here is even titled "Tell me why I'm doing this" or something along those lines. I only persist because, on reflection, I have to admit that I still think I'm fighting the good fight, as it were, and I'm doing it for both selfish and (surprisingly) unselfish reasons. I want to change the world for the better, simply because I think a better world would be better.
Anyway, I'm going to go over to ratz right now and post a public apology for being a reactionary dickwad in response to you raising entirely legitimate concerns. Hope to see you there, and maybe I'll manage to find the time to interact with all the assorted wonderful fucking lunatics I've neglected for so long.
I'm going to cheat, though, and use much of the body of this pm as my apology. If you don't mind. I'm a lazy cunt, after all.
You're all absolute fucking gold. Thank you all, and I'll try to hang around a little more. I was going to add "if you'll have me", but fuck that shit. That would just be crap.