I have to say that in my time on LumberJocks I have learned things that I never imagined. The access to knowledge is the most remarkable feature here. Additionally, there have been quite a few folks I’ve interacted with who have become as good a friend as cyberspace will allow.
I have nothing but thanks for Martin and his work here and folks who made this place what it is.
When I was a kid we had a taunt that went, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” It was meant to remind us that words can be ignored and by themselves they do no damage. An adult understands that.
Unfortunately, LumberJocks has been flooded with children who whine and cry if somebody says something they don’t like. They cannot handle people who think or act differently then they do and therefore look for way to stop people from being individuals.
We now have a “Block User” option where we don’t have to be adults. With this new feature, we can block someone from commenting on anything we post. We can say all kinds of bad things about them and they have no recourse. We now have the ability to silence differences and disagreements.
How silly is that?
LumberJocks is not what I joined nearly 3 years ago and, unfortunately, it’s not a place that’s particularly fun to be anymore. It’s sad that the children have come in and have no respect and therefore, Martin has to childproof the site. I don’t think I’ll spend much time here anymore.
And, just so I don’t have to put up with the whiners, I’ve blocked those who said that they agreed with the whole blocking nonsense.
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