All my interactions with you have been the exact opposite of pretty much everything in this post. And not for lack of trying, I haven't always been an ass on here. But when I've "shared my joys and frustrations" here I've gotten a load of shit on numerous occasions. These days I'm just here to stir the shit, my days of coming here for friendly attitudes and companionship have long since passed.AHTOXA wrote:As I'm sitting here on my day off, casually engaging with some work activities I wanted to follow up before the weekend, I got to thinking. That's dangerous, I know.
I have spent a lot of time on this forum. I imagine that if I were to count up all the hours I've spent on here, I'd come up with a number I'd be surprised about. I read just about everything posted here, and like to think that I know a few members on here personally. Many of you I've met in person and on multiple occasions. I've shared a lot of real-life time with some of the folks, doing a lot of spirited driving, drinking beers and pooping in the river. We have shared meals, laughs and a surprisingly large number of common interests. Some of you have welcomed me into your homes, which I appreciate.
Over the years that I've been here, many things have changed on the personal front, and just about every one of them was for the better. I've gone through numerous cars, lived in different states, held about 3 different jobs. I've advanced my career, realized my passions and shared joys and frustrations here. I have asked questions, given advice and molested Watkins' mother more times than I can count. The reason I have stuck around and will continue to do so is because people on this forum are fair, honest and welcoming; people here have integrity and uphold values. I've seen very little negative attitude over the years as a whole, and that makes it worthwhile coming back, as well as the experience and knowledge people share on here, and not just about cars and manual transmissions.
That said, it's not about the old-times on here, not really. We've seen some old timers go and we've seen great new members come. The new members that come are the ones that are really continuing to contribute to the positives of the folks here.
Probably why I'm not on here much anymore . By the way, I've been here almost 2 years longer than you, Tony.