The only thing I can think of that is more pathetic than making thousands of posts on a message board is applying for the “privilege” to make thousands of posts on a message board.
"It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
-Ken Griffey Jr.
How can you tell how long you have been a member, I think I joined in December 2006, so I am not sure if I have been here 6 months. In any case, I have only 190 posts.
Good communities of all kinds require management to be sustained and thrive. Nobody is forced to participate, but everybody is required to follow the rules should they choose to join up.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Well, I have made my application to be considered for inclusion to the Old Red Guard. I may not make it this time, since I made some mistakes when I was first posting. I am not one who would join to post on game threads, but to have reasonable discussions about players. I like The Sun Deck, but emotion seems to run high on it. In any case, I hope my application received favorably at some time in the future.
I applied but then realized I do not have the required number of posts yet. Is there any way to unapply? I have been with the site for years but am more of a reader than a talker. You can learn a lot by being quiet.
Ron Popeil apologist.