I raised an interesting topic hoping for intelligent discussion. I was, perhaps, testing the waters, thinking that the days of excessive, unnecessary anger were long past. That we can get back to an age of good exchange.
I was wrong.
I guess this forum will continue to be limited to only the most banal topics that have no weight whatsoever.
And I have since received word from several folks that they would like to have another go. And that they promise to be good. And the staff have mentioned that they will delete, delete, delete anything that might bug me even a little.
So ... here is what I propose ...
I would like to see this forum fill up with interesting topics that are of interest TO ME! I would like to find the discussion to have some grit to it and at the same time 100% respect for everybody on JavaRanch.
I think it is possible for some very interesting discussion without people getting snarky.