Does all this mean I have to stop smoking to continue my membership here?
And I'm kind of surprised at all the folks here posting that, "...most people say I am far to the left...", or something similar. Myself? I've never had such a pointed description of me. I hear, at times, that I am so far right that I'm about to fall of the edge of the world. Almost as much, that is, as I hear that I am a bleeding heart and will surely burn when I am done here.
It seems to change depending upon the topic being referenced. I admit my views are that radically different for various subjects.
All that aside, I personally had not seen any of the marginal threads/posts before this. (Some have been pointed out here, or I might never have seen them). But I can honestly say that this site is one of the mildest in which I have had the pleasure to participate. Personally I am fairly tolerant others' views, unless it hits a certain watermark within me that sets of some internal bells. I find it difficult to express at exactly what point I would feel the need to take my leave. It is truly a personal level within each of us - at least that's my opinion. And I would simply do one of two things, depending on what the issue is: I would either browse carefully here and maneuver, if you will, around that which I find objectionable; or I would simply stop using the forum.
How would I browse carefully? I would stick to the "themed" forums and avoid the ones that are primarily "off-topic". Again, it would be for personal reasons, for I don't feel I can dictate what is and is not acceptable, except in the topical forums.
Good night, all!
Edit: BTW, sorry about this post -- I read the first four or five pages and then replied. I hadn't yet seen the request to stop posting a few posts back. Apologies to all.