05-01-2016, 12:23 AM
Eh, I think the vitriol is just the nature of forums. Just a catharsis. I just try to save my energy. It does little good to spend it arguing with people with whom you agree overall.
I've been on Yahoo Answers lately. I made a thread about it. I was encouraging RPFers to visit there and give advice to young people and other people too. It's not a traditional forum in that you don't go back-and-forth with debate. People asks questions, so they WILL listen to your answers. You save A LOT of energy and you're not preaching to the choir. I think it starts with one person at a time. If my posts there results in someone thinking twice about joining the police, talking with Child Protective Services, or knowing that there are public school vaccine exemptions for their kid, then maybe that's something.
Thanks for the compliment. I am not posting any more personal info about these guys, but people here know me. Some people here know what I look like, have my home phone, etc. I live in western Carolina and invite people here to visit my house. If you're visiting Gatlinburg, Charlotte, etc., then please visit my house. That includes you, Ender. We'd be glad to put RPF members up for the night. Catch a baseball game or something.
Anyway, back to Yahoo and annoying the police and military vets. Ha ha.