Originally Posted by segbrown
Ok, I absolutely respect that you feel this way. However, I also absolutely disagree with many of your conclusions, as to what I personally think about all this. I don't judge ANYone by their "point total." That it reflects their goodness? Seriously? No, no, and no. I was kind of surprised that I had a large-ish point total, and guess how I "consider the situation for those who don't" -- jealousy. I am really quite embarrassed about it, which makes me self-conscious about posting, which will make me post less on the forum.
So, again, you have some firmly held beliefs about all this, and some of us have perhaps made light of them, and I'm sorry about that. But you don't seem to acknowledge that many others (if not most) don't feel the way you do about this, at all. You are projecting so many things....
Likewise, because my post count is so high and I felt the sense of being a post whore, I stopped posting for a few months a few years ago.
The odd thing is that my posts are a mix of knowledge, humor and cheerleading, but many of them are simply a quote and an emoticon, to give visible encouragement to the poster.
At the end of the day, this is all "first world problem" and we're enjoying a ski forum. I sincerely enjoy your company both in person and on line.