I am a fan of LumberJocks. Particularly in it’s current form, because it has pretty much been this way since I joined. That was a little more than 9,000 members ago and not quite two years.
It may be me, but lately it seems that there have been a number of posts saying that people should be stopped. People should be stopped from posting so many projects. People should be stopped from making so many comments. People should be stopped from greetings newcomers. People should be stopped from commenting on older projects. People should be stopped from posting jokes.
After reading these things I wonder why some folks feel it is so important to stop other folks. I won’t deny that I am at time bothered by some of the postings. But hey, it’s not my place to police other people who are operating within the rules. And, it takes no time and minimal effort to skip right past those posts that I have no interest in.
Perhaps I am far enough out of the ordinary that I am not affected by the fact the world doesn’t conform to my desires. Possibly my life is empty enough that I welcome any input into the abyss. Or, possibly I’m old enough to accept that sometimes I will be inconvenienced. And, surprisingly enough, I will also inconvenience others (if you’re reading this, sorry for the inconvenience).
I can honestly say that in my time on LumberJocks, I have never been harmed in any way. I have had to click the ‘Next Page’ a few times more than I might like, but it certainly didn’t hurt me any.
Now, granted, my ego has been smacked a couple times. But, truth be told, it probably really needed it. So, I find it difficult to find any fault in people who might use this site different than I do. After all, the absence of my perfection is on full display.
I guess this is another of those posts about how the site is used, and I guess my real question is, if there is no harm or hardship created, and only very minor inconvenience, does it really matter?
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