posted at 11/4/2013 1:21 AM EST
In response to S5's comment:
In response to kimsaysthis' comment:
I liked S5 here before his involvement with the frat. His posting has certainly changed. I'm not saying he's wrong, just that the old S5 wouldn't have even been involved in this exchange.
FTR I noticed the difference when he came into a thread I posted on and said I lived in my mom's basement. Again, the old S5 that I know, or thought I knew, would never have made that comment. JMO
You're right... and at the same time not right.
Right in that I reacted to what I considered a disrespectful post toward me. It was a knee-jerk reaction to being offended and I apologize to anyone and everyone who had to read it. I should (and usually do) know better than to engage in something like that in that it drags two people down to the same level.
However, it has nothing to do with "the fraternity". "The fraternity" (a phrase coined by Pike, btw) is nothing more than a small-ish group of posters who gather in a chat room to discuss the game in progress. Speaking entirely for myself (who else?) I became a part of this chat group because I prefer the chat format to the "Game threads" format. It's that simple. Nothing more, nothing less.
It's my wish that you not judge me at all, and certainly not on the basis on one incident. I'm the same S5.. I just lost my head there for a minute.
JFTR the "frat" term was not coined by Pike. People in the frat refer to the name it's given "fratchat" on the board all the time. And everyone is entitled to losing their head or arguing with posters once in a while (see Kimsaysthis).
As I said in my post, I was also referencing a post where, out of nowhere, you slammed me with "she lives in her mom's basement". I thanked you for that comment, if you remember. All these posts together, recently, was what caught my attention since I've been familiar with you and your posts here for awhile.
Anyway, carry on. It's really not my place to question your judgements. Really just an observation.