In response to LR3683paw's comment:
I've admitted to exposing posters who are 99% negative, pessimistic, cynical, skeptical, and wet blankets 24/7. I point them out. If you wish to label that as "policing" then go with it.
We also have a fraternity here that ferrets out optimists, homers, pollyannas, and Red Sox fanatics. Are they also policing? To me someone who complains 99% of the time can't be considered to be a real fan.
- "Real fan" or not, who are you to judge? How are you so sure? Why are you so certain you are considered a "real fan"?
- Who are among us are the "fraternity here that ferrets out optimists, homers, pollyannas, and Red Sox fanatics"? Name names! Name names!!
- I would argue that the pessimists among us have been hit harder than the optimists. I admit I have been among the hitters....and decided, and wrote, a few weeks ago that I would stop doing that - and I have. If the pessimism of ABC or Alejandro annoys me, then surely my optimism offends them. Who the F am I to relentlessly criticise them for that? Optimism vs pessimism isn't a value judgement, it's just behavioural/perspective related.
So, name names, who are the posters attacking the optimists around here*?
* - I have been "attacked" here occasionally, though not often, not badly, not hurtfully, and I believe has nothing to do with my optimism but only due to my behaviour that has obviously offended someone at some point.