The problem with that idea is sometimes -- many times with me -- the joy turns to a kind of anger later when the admin, mods, and regular members find out they have a real nutcase on their hands -- like me.
You see, I like to ask that nasty question, why, and some companies don't like that question. But I just keep asking and I have many ways to ask the same question and because I don't give up I am sometimes successful.
But I am probably not such a bad fella, if I am not going after your company because your company did something not so cool.
Actually, my latest project is to drag the ISOC into some sort of true democratic style of doing business within the membership ranks, and that is one tough job.
I've recently come to realize that tech people are not so good at using democratic processes because they are too used to dealing with the average gal/fella that knows zip-zero-nada about some sort of tech issue they are having and the people trying to help usually feel more comfortable just ordering that average gal/fella in what needs doing to get something fixed/done.
Then that tech person finds themselves in an organization like the ISOC and they just keep on ordering, instead of changing their thinking to that of a person really into the democratic methods of doing business.
By the way, the six decades old is true with a few extra years added. Used to fly, by the way. Life Member of the VFW. Still have one of my old TRS-80s stored in that closet over there. Tons of software for the TRS-80, too.
And I'll bet I just did that intro thingy in the wrong location/thread, right? Sorry.
Oh, by the way, those verification codes -- the letters are all supposed to be upper-case?