Seriously, what is wrong with you Sim? I've tried to be nice to you but you carry this grudge around with you to the point that I'm actually feeling discouraged when it comes to posting in SD. Then again, as a question to the entire forum, why can't you people not act like tweenaged drama queens holding your little grudges against one another when it comes to posting? I can think of at least 4 people that do it in the few seconds I think about it and that's depressing. I may not like people, but I don't carry it into every post I make. That's called holding a grudge. I'm pretty sure this is one of the main reasons why SD has degraded lately. Now that the election is over, hopefully a lot of this animosity and general douchebaggery will stop, but this middle school bullshit with people whining and bitching at another user based on previous encounters is angering. I can be honest and say that I don't like Sim for all sorts of reasons, none of which I'll go into since the mods can't seem to define the rules consistently lately. Yet, whenever I enter a thread with a response from him, I read it and respond without saying, "Oh he's that jerk from the other thread" or "He was mean to me, so now I'm going to be mean to him!" or other crap like that. You bet your ass I'd love to dish it out to him like that, but then again, I'd love to set the Westboro Baptist Church on fire, doesn't mean I'm going to do it though. I try my best to respond to people without resorting to my prior interactions with them. That's not to say it's wrong to use your experience in responding to folk because that's ignorant, but judging people based on a few posts you didn't like is a bit . . . dense. For example, our fellow board member Alex was quite the spammer in the past and I'm pretty sure was banned on at least one occasion yet he became a much more productive member and it seems unfair to hold him to his first set of posts which were quite inane. Another perfect example: pro2a. Yeah, I like the guy, but I certainly don't agree with him all the time. Probably about half or a little less if I had to guess. Yet, some users seem to think we're married or tied at the hip since I defended him once or twice. Yes, we also all know that pro2a is of a . . slight right wing persuasion and that's worth remembering when posting, but treating him like some hillbilly jerking off to pictures of rifles and God (like some users seem to do to him) is not necessary and ruins threads. I was going to blog this, but I figured I'd post it since I want to hear some responses. Do you feel as if members hold grudges against you and can't respond to you without dragging out some past judgments? What do you think SD needs to do to help regain some shine, polish, brightness? Do mods need to crack down harder on users or rules? Or is it the users who must begin to check themselves? What do you think?