Sorry - had a nice long entry in the ongoing 'The Liberal Media' series, but Blogger is being buggy tonight and I'm having a deuce of a time formatting it. So I'll try to wrangle that into shape for tomorrow.
In the meantime, if you're so inclined, feel free to read parts one, two and three. It should be noted that it started as an actual essay with my observations about internet forums and then devolved into a more general 'you are there' series of notable interactions I've had in these forums. Whether they support my initial thesis or not. Part three is fairly off the path, and the (still in progress) part four is pretty much a sign that the container needs to be rethought.
If you're feeling really lazy, my thesis is one that I've referred to both obliquely and directly over the lifespan of the Rambler - specifically that the people we are online are not really who we are. It's all about my fascination with by the way people interact with each other on these forums and with who I become/appear to be when I participate. Whee!