- even if Gri were found to be on the outer limits of eccentricity, haven't we got room to adopt him/her as our very own eccentric?
If we got rid of all the eccentrics on this forum, would we have anybody left? (me included)
btw...gri might be a bit bitter, but his bitterness is not directed at this forum. He actually likes it here...or he wouldn't post at all.
His bitterness lies in what he has learned from other forums about how intolerant people can be. This has caused him to take measures to protect what he has to say from being deleted.
If his bitterness was directed towards DonationCoder, he wouldn't be posting here, and we would be a warning comment in his signature at other forums and he would 'ban' himself from here.
That being said, I like gri. He both amuses and intrigues me. He has some rather unique and cool ideas, that I have noticed in his own forum.
His blogs section and public email for example...very novel. I think if I were to start another forum for my chat community, I would probably add something like that to it....at least the blogs section. It is similar to the personal area here, except that everyone can read it, subscribe to it, but only the author can post replies to it....with each author having their own personal thread to speak what's on their mind and write articles.
Imagine if we had something like that here on this forum. Mouser wouldn't be making posts like this one
. He would already have articles to use for it.
But it can be a confusing concept, and I don't think it would go over too well here. There is enough confusion for ordinary people that first come here on how to do things already, such as how to get license keys for some of the software. I think the addition of a blog thread section would just be too much for some of us to handle, especially someone that stumbles across this site long after it was implemented.
Yes, gri is eccentric...but we all are, to some degree. He is also creative and intelligent and loves SMF forums and wants to improve them. Maybe something he thinks up next week could be the next big thing. One never knows.
It would be nice if we could somehow convince him that this forum isn't like the others and he doesn't have to fear his posts being deleted by intolerant admins and that he could post freely here without the need to link to his posts on his own forum. He really does want to participate and be part of the community, at least in the SMF section.