If I had a dime for every time I completely re-wrote much of my post, sometimes post- um... post.
Also, if I had 17 cents for every time I wrote a response and then DIDN'T post because I either (A) figured out halfway through that I wasn't going to come across like I wanted to, (B) what I was writing was not going to further the topic, or (C) my snark gland was particularly over-active that day and I had the good sense to just skip it...
That said, some days I feel great need to express some righteous 'geek rage
' and I'm just grateful that the people and atmosphere here are as resilient as they are convivial.
I think much of the general tone of this place can be traced back to when this site was young; Mouser's presence and tact kind of set a mood to the forum that serendipitiously continued as like-minded and -tempered individuals showed up looking for a place to hang out.
Thanks Mouser, nice place you got here!