From one internet idiot to my family of internet idiots:
1) Every single one of us was (or still is) an idiot on this forum at one time or another.
2) Stupid people do in fact get treated poorly - this is in many ways in support of how life works: Act like an idiot, get smacked in the head.
3) HOWEVER - when someone STOPS acting like an idiot no one is served by continuing to drag his or her name through the mud.
4) Call outs, Flame wars, other idiotic nonsense - this is not what we're about and even if you're an old timer, a friend, a buddy, a cohort or the guy who bailed one of us out of jail none of us are immune from the rules.
If someone just begs you to tell them what a total, complete, MORON they are - fine, do so.
If they want to talk about bikes, babes, bikes and babes, rides, riding, routes, technical issues, things they need to buy or other advice they deserve the right to be here, have their questions answered (or ignored) without being personally attacked for something they said or did somewhere else.
Stupid people don't change - period. However, even average guys and gals can ACT stupid from time to time and they CAN change. Before we close the door on someone let's remember the last time WE were the stupid one.
Everyone gets a chance, some of us here have had second and third chances.
Thank you, that is all.
Oh, to make this thread complete - Jorge Lorenzo is going to eat Rossi alive next year.