Bob McCown said:
In a way, we’re all LSOL orphans from The Great Schism of June 2000…
Bob, I joined LSOL AFTER that event. I heard mention of, and fragmented details about that event, but I never really got the whole story. And, really, I didn’t care about the sordid history before I arrived. The bunch there was welcoming and supportive right up until the one trouble maker started stirring the pot, and accusing me of several things. The old timers for the most part believed him, never asking me what my side of the story was, and that rift and split really took the fire out of LSOL. After that, until LSOL folded, the chat room was usually empty, and there were no longer daily posts in the forum. Sometimes a few days would go buy before I saw a new post in there.
I did stop in MSL, just to see if that site was worth joining. This was many years ago. I landed in a thread where one poster and another were really slinging it at each other. A few days later I went to MSL again, and landed in another thread were, yup, 2 posters in there were going at it. I really don’t want to be somewhere where I would have to be exposed to, and have to put up with, that kind of insensitive, childish behavior. I am (supposed to be) an adult now. So I never did join that bunch, and I haven’t gone back.
I am very happy with my choice to join this diverse group, and I enjoy the camaraderie that we have here. And Bob, I assure you that I will not be trying to take over LSC. I will just be the squeaky wheel that just won’t be quiet. (shut up Rooster).