but it's probably best I wasn't, since if the past year was any indication, the good support you got from Hadjuk and Baldur would likely have been passed up in favor of them starting more pointless and off-topic tooth-and-nail arguments with me over capitalism that accomplished nothing save for making me hate the system all the more (I didn't think that was possible!), make me lose more respect for them as people than I ever thought possible too, and diverted the attention of the three of us away from offering support needed to other members of the board when situations like this spring up.
Hm. Well I will have to turn Rainbow into a ruthless proletariat oppressing one percent'er now you said this...
Anyway, no, not really. I was upset at how people with no experience with LGFs and LGF parents while out to them pretended that their opinions (not their solidarity, their opinions) were equal to those of people with LGFs current and former and who were out to them. It's the same as I wouldn't pretend to advice a gay couple facing societal rejection. I could lend them emotional support, but I cannot pretend I really know what they are going through in a way I can advice them what to do. But you're not the type to do that.
Also, you stayed away from GC for more than a year, maybe up to 15 months. And you are only taking into account two threads. Therefore your sample is not significant.
But, most importantly of all, you made Trucker proud!
I never thought I would see Dissident adopt the format of "here are Trucker's ten cents".