Yeah, stem, it is fine for you to talk out of your ass like this, since it costs you nothing to be impertinent and obtuse for whatever enjoyment you get out of it, but, you see, a number of us know each other in real life. So, sure, we use pseudonyms online; many do for the practical purposes of protecting other aspects of our lives, partly because, as is abundantly clear from cases like Laura Compton and John Dehlin, there is always some motivated soul out there who decides they don't like your rhetoric and so they make a big deal out of it.
Yes. You tend to get motivated in making a big deal out of your particular anger or hate for certain people. I see that. You attempt to go after them for some reason or another, at times. Which is a shame.
You may not think that we should have the right of a little discussion board where we can vent, speculate, play a little, etc.
That's ridiculous. Of course I grant you have such a right. I just think it's all silliness when the main point raised here is you and others don't like the way some LDS do things when you guys go about doing things the very way you complain LDS folks do. I point out the hypocrisy and you pout. I don't deny you have a right to behave hypocritically if you so like. Go ahead. But don't pretend I don't have a right to point this out.
Obviously you disagree, and yet you are here, you are anonymous, and you are playing games. So, the big difference between us is that you don't like us, you want to judge us, and you hang around to make silly comments about it. Fine. Fair enough. Just remember, Elmer Fudd, that many of your criticisms are just as easily applied to you.
You are weird. You realize that much of my complaints about the goings on here is that it is largely a place of hypocritical complaints. If you are able to apply my own criticisms on me, then it's obvious you are able to recognize your own hypocrisy. No need to pretend it's not there anymore.
You ask why I don't like being called Scratch. It should be pretty clear. Scratch takes things farther than the rest of us are willing to. You will see neither Gadianton nor Kishkumen go to the lengths that Scratch does. You will also see that neither of us are as focused on Daniel Peterson as Scratch is. On the other board, Ray held up the threat of a defamation suit against me and Scratch from Daniel Peterson. So, 1) I do not go to the lengths Scratch goes because I don't agree with doing that, 2) and I am not eager to suffer for Scratch's choices. I have no indication thus far that Scratch will do anything to end Ray's ill-aimed crusade.
That you wish to adamantly point out the differences between you and Scratch is weird too. We can see the differences. The point you ought to pursue if you're so afraid of Ray or DCP going after you, is to prove it. Come out with Scratch and demonstrate it. It ain't that hard. In the end, you enjoy the game and attention, obviously. You don't want the truth to be known. Then people will pay you less attention, or something. BTW the point is more, why are you so upset that people are suspicious of you? You are the one who has, over the years, promoted the notion that people ought to be suspicious of you, attempting to play different personalities with different monikers.
Surely even you can get that. Someone out there is so desperate to be done with Scratch, that that person has no scruples about squeezing whomever he or she can to push that process along, even an inch. If that person thinks Scratch is sick, he or she should look in the mirror.
Get over it, and get over yourself.