Honestly, it’s fine. Bit creepy and part of the reason why I deleted the fishing blog I used to write and have started to be more cautious when chatting with people here by private message. I ask members I trust who xxxxx used to be, and I’ve removed loads from Facebook now. But ultimately there are far more decent people, here and everywhere. I would just honestly like people to stop the personal digging. It’s not great to feel a spotlight on you, and it is deliberate, it sours the tone of the whole thread unnecessarily, it adds very little at all beyond an opportunity for the predictable crew to pop in with their predictable likes, and it just makes people look... like kids, I guess. To put it politely. I don’t like to get personal but it’s hard when there’s so much personal nonsense directed at me, and if I respond, it’s ‘vitriol’, or I need to ‘calm down’, or I shouldn’t be here... I think a lot of the time people forget that we are all real people. How you behave here is how you behave. It’s who you really are. If you get your kicks making people feel crappy online, then at some level you’re the kind of person who enjoys making people feel crappy, and that says far more about you than it does about me. Some people behave in a way that, if you were my kid, I’d be removing your devices until you’d proven you could earn them back. It clearly doesn’t bother me too much else I wouldn’t be here - but it does make the whole conversation circular, and Safranfoer-centric. You want to hear less from me? You want conversations to move on? Quit quoting me with questions and digging at me. That would be a really excellent start.Got to say Saf what you have written is pretty awful I had no idea people did that kind of crap. Really bad, it truely is a weird world, but then I'm an old fart looking at stuff that leaves me speechless very often these days.
I have drafted something like this to send as a private message to a few people recently then deleted it because I’m honestly not sure who some of you are any more. I’m the oddity that doesn’t fish right now - but I used to, I’ve been here for 6 years now, I think. It’s changed a lot. But the cycle of new members with old knowledge and grudges makes it all less comfortable
GK, you’re not an internet creep, btw. A million miles from it. Your post just lanced a boil.
Let’s all get back to the point of the thread.