the thing is, we also had a wide variety of ideas and opinions and a lot of hot debates. of course we always knew who would be on which side of the issues, but it didnt matter. we also covered as wide a range of subjects there as are here, and there was also more going on behind the scenes in private messages and some of us emailed each other and have become really good friends. we also had a great mix of serious and light-we would be going through four pages of a heavy argument and someone would come in with a one-liner that would actually make me laugh out loud (and i dont laugh very easy) and it was grand. but it was less than more, just the right mix for me.
sure there was a lot of the old stale questions (you have them too, i.e. 'circumsism to be or not to be) but there were newer members who would show up and sometimes put new life into them. there are only so many philosophical questions to be asked, you know? but the thing is we keep asking and want to know what other people think, or some of us just want to tell others what we think, so it isnt even the questions that matter.
i havent run into any of the negative members that other people have, i have seen some clever, caustic, compassionate, humorous and entertaining posts. i think this is a nice place to visit, but i am not sure i can live here either...