El Gato wrote:I know I'm not important here and don't count for much..
That's a load of crap right there.
Whether you're here 6 days, 6 months or 6 years, you come here and contribute to discussion and this hobby, and that's all you need to do. You don't need to know everything about anything to fit in here, just have a passion for the brand and share your enthusiasm. That really doesn't take much. The nature of this forum is such that the members who post often are most likely Spyderco fans, or else why come here in the first place? Because of that, we're generally like minded people and that's a big reason this forum runs so smoothly without needing much policing.
I can tell you this much, I'm about as tolerant a person as you'll ever meet. It takes a LOT to irritate me, especially on the internet where you kinda have to have some thick skin anyway. If I get to a point where I feel like someone has done enough harm that I'd ban them if I had the authority, then that person deserves it in my mind. I don't speak for Spyderco and I'm not a mod here, but I'm on this forum literally every single day, several times a day, and I see just about every post that every person makes. Maybe it's because of my frequency being here that this person stands out so much, but obviously I'm not alone. It has honestly gotten to a point with me that I've invested so much time here and I genuinely care about this forum so much that it's borderline offensive on a personal level when someone comes here with no other purpose than to make an *** of themselves. That's about the time I try to step away from the situation before I start posting things I'll regret, and that's where I'm at with this one.
But anyway, don't ever think you don't matter here. You've contributed far more than this particular knucklehead probably ever will.