Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket
- Apr 15, 2010
...This whole thread truly saddens me....
I think I understand your dismay, but I really hope you'll read through all this again and not be so saddened by it. There's progress being made here.
I'm convinced that we all want ShopTalk to move forward, and continue to be a beacon of learning and sharing. The same goes for BladeForums as a whole. We've all put a boatload of time and effort into this thing; we wouldn't have come this far if we didn't care about our craft and our clients and our profession. Spark wouldn't have kept it going if he didn't give a hoot; I doubt this is a big cash-cow for him.
I think that what we have had here is some failures to communicate. Let's be brutally honest... we're all Alpha-Male types and sometimes our egos get in the way of our common sense. We all ruffle feathers now and then, because hey, we really do care about this stuff and sometimes we get flat-out pissed-off about it. That kind of passion is not necessarily a bad thing.
But now we're also seeing folks taking a deep breath, stepping back, and trying honestly to communicate with one another. That, my friends, is an encouraging turn of events. :thumbup: