Thought that's what AT and PD were for.
No no, Roger. None of us are AT PD. We ARE PD.
This bullshit in the thread. The ugliness we've all been in with each other, with n00bs. The butthurt and the condescension and the ego. The horrible shit I've said to a bunch of you fuckers in some cases. That's us.
And I'm totally fucking cool with it. We don't need to create some regimen by which we're civil to each other, or a suggestion on how to best accomodate new posters. If you intentionalize a community like that you end up with failure, because as much as we felate ourselves for being a better breed of asshole, we are flawed, flawed motherfuckers.
Losing our shit because the word "crazy" is incidentally used in a n00b's post, losing our shit over someone else losing their shit over a n00b's post, it's not because we're dickheads (which we are), it's because we're goddamn people. People clash, and the better kind of people we claim to be can accept that disagreement with our own world view doesn't mean wrong (so long as it's, you know, based in reality) and move the fuck on.
I mentioned it in another thread. There's a ton of smart people here. There are a ton of well reasoned, or well education, or what have you kinds of people. That's not what we need. The best thing a person can bring to the table at PD is perspective. And that's the valuable thing about having like this, with outlooks as disparate as yours, Rat's, mine.
That's what I REALLY believe.