Liz is around and probably read that last message. I have noticed of late, that liz really doesn't seem to post anymore, unless she has a real reason to.
@INW I think that many times people take phytotron's posts as personal attacks and insults when they are really not intended as such. Often, Phyto does take a bit of an abrasive attitude in posts when he is addressing issues that he feels need to be addressed. I really think that many times people become a bit overly sensitive about what is said, and that leads to the silly personal attacks. I am not saying that Phyto has never violated Rule#5. I am saying that the perceived amount of his violations is rather much higher than the reality. Many times in this life when we become defensive, partly as a result of past abuses, etc. it is a mistake, really. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to merely stand firm, say nothing, or only say the absolute minimum that needs to be said only after it has become absolutely necessary. Many of the stupid fights on these forums have really gone on only because nobody was willing to just stop posting about something that really was just a silly, pointless, and unneeded fight and/or personal attack. Your viewpoint is certainly a needed counterbalance at times to phyto's, and personally, I respect it for what it is and your contributions toward the increased enjoyment for all of Armagetron. I really think if we just focus on the fact that this is a videogame, and meant to be fun, we all might just be a little happier