http://teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=44870 Cool looking pics. While you didn't provide much commentary, I think I like the way you think/write about it more than most people in threads like this. Made it into something readable for me when these kinds of threads normally aren't.
http://teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=42660 An awesome thread, many many classic people describing their personalities--opening up and showing their uniqueness at the same time. Inspirational for anyone to look into. This isn't the kind of thread I look for on TL, but I'm sorry I missed out on the conversation, even though at the time I would have skipped over it.
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=37005 I like threads like this where you take something out of its original context and by your decision to post it you have given it an additional meaning. A lot of people don't seem to get this and they respond to it literally, but then you get to fight with them, which also is golden. Why anybody would want to prevent this from beingn possible in their forums, I'll never know. It was a good thread for all.
I think sometimes you post too much at once. Too many ideas to process and respond to, means people shut down. Then again, if you only posted one step at a time, they would be like "what's the point of this?" So I don't know.
How do you balance the intention to "get responses" with honesty, integrity, etc.? I think we just try to get lucky and hope that what we really wanted to write gets responses. In reality few things do. Most of the good stuff I did on TL got little or no response, while when I got into a flamewar or otherwise irritated the lower half of TL, that's when I got to participate the most and have the most to write about.
I think it is that, more than anything, that shaped me at TL. They try to shut down that kind of stuff, but really that's what the user base is into. That's why I see all the closings and bans are counter-productive. It's like they want you to only post shit no one cares about. You have to walk such a fine line.