With all respect That does not make it okay. personal attacks are not acceptable. Strong opinions about roadfood are great! Like our famous issue with ketchup on hot dogs, and beans in chili, and the value of waffle house or in-n-out.
Oh, I know that. I'm just giving a bit of perspective. I joined over 6 years ago, and my first post was deleted
by the mayor, for not being "roadfoody" enough, and I posted it in the off topic section! I tried a few other times, deleted my Roadfood bookmark twice
, and then finally stuck around long enough to be tolerated. And from what I understand, I came along AFTER the REALLY BIG fights!
I'm just saying. The contention is borne from passion for the subject, and while the contention has died down, so has the passion, and the individuality. The whole concept of a place being "roadfood" is based very much on it being stubbornly devoted to being different and better, and the people who believe that tend to identify with it and consider it a virtue. And those type of people hold strong opinions and are not afraid to argue. Problem being, if you eventually get a site full of nice people who believe that all opinions carry equal weight and have the same value, you wind up with a site full of people comparing the weekend specials at their respective Applebees.
So you gotta put up with some people defending the core values of the concept, of the site, and sometimes those people aren't very nice. But their efforts are what has kept the site going from the beginning.
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