I'm almost at 4,000 posts here. I don't quite think I'm going to make it. I see new people posting images that I swear have gotten worse, and other new people jumping on and saying how great they are. I sit and wonder... how do I handle this? I'd like to help, but offering critique now not only kinda picks apart the OP, but also throws anyone under the bus who has commented positively up to that point... seems anything I do will get me yelled at... maybe best to move on. I see the same thread posted for the 1000th time, I think "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if we could sticky these occasionally? Oh no, the mods won't... I suppose I could try to reply for the 1000th time, but no one will really listen anyway I suppose"... maybe best to move on. I see some of the oldsters feel inclined to hide and lurk vs. posting for fear of being yelled at for them daring to post images in whatever segment they choose... I could note to them again that I think they're great and I wish they'd post more, but then I wonder... am I one of the ones who contributed to their unwillingness to post? Maybe best to move on. I get outright harassed and even get a nasty private message from someone who has been on the forum a while... someone who I had respected and I actually thought we were friendly. I could attempt to dig into this, but most attempts seem to be rebuked. Maybe best to move on. I don't get this place anymore. I briefly felt like I was part of a community here, and now I just feel like I'm an unwanted guest. I'm not trying to whine about it... I'm just kinda baffled and I guess one of my last attempts at holding onto what I thought was here is to post yet ANOTHER pointless thread on how TPF has gone to hell in a handbasket and how I'm just not sure if it's TPF or me or both. I'll most likely end my time here, but it's kinda sad.