Originally Posted by Botnst
For me this forum stuff is an amusement. Some folks like to watch TV or play poker, etc. I like playing with ideas and find interesting players here and there. Most of them seem likeable, intelligent, and reasonable and those I tend to give careful thought to answering and consideration when I might misunderstand what tehy're saying. Most people both here and there don't agree with me very much which lets me know that I am "out there" as compared to the norms of both sites. That's an interesting nugget of knowledge, too.
Why don't I value this or other fora more? I don't know. I don't feel peersonally invested in the fora, but I do have an investment in some of the people. So I keep up with the people with or without the forum.
I'm not sure that fully explains it. In all honesty, I had never thought to consider it in any depth. It is an interesting question.
It's a good explanation, but one that I simply cannot relate.
For myself, the site is much more than an amusement and when things go badly over there, I take it somewhat personally. I would have an impossible task to adopt a hands off attitude that you typically have with the site. If I was an individual who had 500 posts over 4 years, then, the site would clearly be an amusement. But, with over 11K, it's become far greater.
We also differ in our connections and community outside the forums. I have few outside of the business contacts.
So, yes, it does fully explain it. We are very different in how we view that forum..........for better or for worse.