I second Snoop's brother.
Now is certainly a time that I could use Shugart-like penmanship.
Look, the world is not a nice place, yet some of you fail to recognize that. Pointless "flaming" is at best a hell of a lot of fun and at worst pointless cruelty.
It is my belief that just because we were taught to be nice to everyone doesn't mean it is right. I was taught all kinds of things that I am continually having to unlearn in order to progress through life. There are ways to be tactful, but there are times when it just doesn't work.
Here, many posters don't have a clue. Exposure to all of this FREE greatness that is T-Nation (articles, interviews, threads, data, science, numbers, experiences, etc.) ... and still they don't get it.
So ... what to do?
If something doesn't work, QUIT DOING IT. This is where T-Nation shock therapy, aka flaming, comes in handy. LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THE ASS.
I'm guilty too. As a sometimes hypocritical and often cynical, sarcastic @sshole, I hate with the best of them. But I really do have good intentions. Some people need our negative energy to wake the f*ck up, and I am more than willing to help them out.
I give recognition where it is due. And I flame away when warranted.
My question: why be such a pussy and sugar coat everything?