in their haste to be holier than thou they missed that we were only being about 50% serious.
That's the funny thing about the internet though, you can't hear someone's tone of voice, see their body language, or glean any information whatsoever other than what they've written. So I'm not sure how I can distinguish between good old "50% serious" banter, and petulant obnoxious trolling?
I actually feel really bad that a far more senior & active member has gone; I suspect he would've gone soon anyway but who knows? I would ask for the whole thread to be deleted, but then there'd probably be accusations of denial, cowardice and perjury, and I'd have to try and work out what percentage of seriousness they contained as well.
Bollocks, I'm off for a ride. Mods - feel free to lock this.
The fact the I oscillate from condemning you, to showing sympathy, to having the vapours, to then expressing astonishment should be pretty apparent to any normal person that I wasn't being entirely serious. I spotted Stevo was leaning the same way, and given a few weeks even The History Man will have figured it out.
It is true that the internet doesn't spell it out for you - but then in real life few will do it for you either.
Problem with this place is we can say what we like, just so long as it's sycophantic nodding agreement with people that think they're special because they've been here since the old days and are somehow more important than us Johnny-come-latelys.