I've been reading some of the animosity threads that have happened here between the Comm board and the Yabs board, and a couple other boards, and...
...holy shit, what a massive embarrassment for everyone involved, myself included. :)
I mean, oh, my god, how do normal, ostensibly intelligent people get involved in crap like this? Could we look and sound any more petty?
I submit that we could not!
So here's the thing. I always said this was supposed to be a free board, and that's still the way I want to run it, and asking people to leave is not conducive to that.
So let's do this. Everyone I've asked to leave is welcome back, period. If you left because of some silly friction, feel free to use this thread to tell me why I pissed you off, or what happened to make you feel unwelcome.
I ask everyone here, EVERYONE, not to dogpile on anyone else, please. Ganging up on someone, even unintentionally, just causes more frustration and I'd like to try to sweep that shit out the window.
I am well aware that my aspirations do not always match my actions, and if I acted like a creep to you, feel free to tell me here or in pm (but please, not in other threads that are unrelated).
If you are from another board and simply don't like this one and you feel you have to comment about it all the time elsewhere, this is your chance to say what's bugging you right to the horse's mouth.
The friction is pretty stupid. We're such a goddamned tiny subgroup of a subgroup of a subgroup, and the bad behaviors of one board are so often repeated on another, I can't see any reason to be obnoxious to one another any more.
SO this thread is an honesty thread, and if someone says something that pisses you off, EVEN IF IT IS ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF, please take ten seconds before posting and see if there's any truth to what is being said. Personally, I still love CBR, I have a lot of history here, but I find the little squabbles between the boards to be very souring and juvenile. In short, we should be able to do better.
And anyone asked to leave is welcome back, even if it's just to tell me what a creep I am or whatever. I would hope that everyone would consider it a fresh start, as a whole lot of us used to be friends and had fallings out over the pettiest things, often.
I may just be standing here alone looking foolish, but if you've posted here in the past, or are from one of the other boards and have a beef (Comm, Rumbles, back room, X, whatever), then feel free to come in and say what you like, or just come in and give us a chance to be better hosts.