Originally posted by Scorereader
Hey, for the record, one can be a long time poster and still ask a "trolling" question. Which I felt she had posted. I wasn't trying to scare her away. Nor did I think she would at all be scared away by me.
Welcome unalaskawoman, and I am by no means a "long time" member. I've only been on these boards since early August of this past year.
Scorereader, I didn't mean to speak for you or even accuse you of trying to scare away unalaskawoman. Based on her response to your comments in the Sambo's/political thread it was clear (to me anyway) that she felt a little insulted and even irked. It was also clear to me that she was not intentionally
trying to inflame but, was merely trying to add her two cents to an already heated discussion. Based on those impressions, I felt your comments were unnecessarily harsh. I also felt the need to stick my nose in where, perhaps, it didn't belong. I chose this thread to respond only because she had recently posted here and it seemed appropriate.
You are of course correct that even long time posters are capable of trolling and/or flaming, as many of them have.
My goal was to answer the questions unalaskawoman raised in her responses to your comments and to go the extra mile to make her feel welcome. Had you jumped in there to explain yourself earlier, I wouldn't have butted in.
Just explaining my motivations and reasoning here. Not implying anything about anyone one way or another. Next time I'll mind my own business.
Except I probably won't.