It's a free world out in cyberland. Some people abuse it. I've been a loyal member here since 2008, I was at the top of the charts for a long time (160,000 + points) king of the heap... back when there was the rating system. We all had a great time here for a couple years. In the final stages of 2010, trolls and assholes entered, things became political and opinionated, lots of anger got into the picture, and Geeks became a battle ground of ideals. It was no longer a fun/geeky place to hang.
I created a weekly discussion called "lunatics" in 2009, which was comprised of people having fun and blowing off steam, we had a good core crowd. Lunatic Geeks. It was a hit, with hundreds of posts in a single weekend, once we cleared over 1000 posts in 2 days. I ran that discussion many weekends, even Chris Pirillo himself had promoted it in his online videos at that time.
The world needs more fun stuff to release tension and discord, so eventually thru a series of events I created my own Ning site called Lunatics, which was/is a very successful spin-off of the Lunatic Geeks discussion back then. Not only fun, but geeky as well. I'm by no means any competition for this site, but an avenue of other outlets for people who want something different and laughable.
If anyone here would like to join us for a fun light hearted time, its: http://lunaticks.ning.com/ It's not for everyone by any means, only a select few will really enjoy it and build on it.
No reason we cant all share the wealth of people out there who are looking for something different on the internet.
Chris, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of a greater cause/picture out there. Each of us adds something to the internet in some way. Some people are dynamic in their niche. Chris is dynamic in Geekyness, I'm dynamic in fun avenues and creativity of another dimension.
The internet is a big place, each person will gravitate towards what fits them best, regardless of restrictions and policys. I have many fond memories of this place, it was a great era. However things change, things evolve and move on. Peoples interests change every day, nothing permanent out here.
If interested in something different, please apply at my site: http://lunaticks.ning.com
Use 'Geeks' as a reference.
Kat my friend, if you are still an admin here, thank you for your friendship and support in the past.
Also one last thing, one of my very best friends who I met here back in 2009, Dana Flow , died of cancer in November of 2011 at age of only 33. That was severe blow, but an example of how close many of us had become via Geeks.
Take care all!