I want to welcome Z to the ranks of blogger. When I first met Z she was a Front Page forum where many of us started. I might have been the first in our group to start a blog. It was largely because one needed a blogger account to post on Moonbat Central where I met Mr B and some others.
Along the way Donal, Farmer John, Nanc and Florian have decided to start blogs. For me this was a more natural place to function without the psycho trolls. I do not consider the Duck to be a troll as he largely functions with his own honor. FPM was a great place haunted by a psycho troll Socrates.Socrates was a hack writer whose paper thin personas were poorly written. His vendetta against David Horowitz over a job rejection led him to post under multiple names.
Some of those names were long term personas and he would slip up. Normally, he would steer clearof me as I was very good at spotting fakes and had no desire to interact with him. One of his favorites was the fake Prof Meaheadsubstitute an expert on gasses. I placed a thinly veiled message in one of my responses and it was uncoded by Jeff Bargholtz. The war was on and I got banned from FPM. Roberta offered to reinstate me but I declined.
I found my home in the blogosphere. This blog once was designed for mass ratings. Now it is a quieter place reserved for friends with little fan fare.