Yeah...I was a particularly hopeless draftee of a particularly good and deeply earnest group (I am still surprised when I discover new Illuminatii to have been guiding geniuses that I had no idea were).
I had no hope, and little time...and was forever being hounded that I had not met my quota of initiated threads on Abuzz, designed to test hypotheses about "what the NYT wanted and might save Abuzz if they got".
Oh my, how the eggs of threads spurted from me when I was sufficiently shamed and guilt-ridden!
But...I always thought: "This ain't never gonna woik, goils and boils".
But....bless them and the horses they rode in on for trying.
They know who they were.