At the Crossroads of Infinity
I suppose the casual observer or newcomer reading some of the recent posts in which I have been involved in could mis interpret some of the posts as attacks. Personally, I did not take any offence from things said either by my opponent nor indeed by someone not simply posting a reply but taking the opportunity to " jump on the bandwagon" & having a dig at me. If I had been upset / annoyed etc, I would simply have hit the e mail icon & made my feelings known. Of all the recent "jousts" that I have partaken in, I have had numerous email contact with the participants as soon as I have posted something with them being the subject of said post. We have also maintained off line contact during the postings & no bad feeling has been experienced by any one that was involved. Indeed, we all initially made contact via the email link & followed this up by emailing each other at our own personal email addys. I feel that I have developed a deeper more meaningful relationship with some of my fellow Pipsters through these posts that may possibly not have been the case were it not for the playful bantering that we undertook. Myself, I enjoy someone thinking about the topic & taking the time and effort to post a witty(?) poetic reply rather than the usual 2 line 'it was good, I enjoyed it' submission. Were there to be another forum for this kind of thing, I doubt whether I would visit it & partake as open in general takes up so much of my time as it is. Maybe we should preface these post with the kind of warnings to be found on packs of cigarettes, McDonalds apple pies & PG rated movies...