I was working last night and didnt see any of this go down. Don’t know if you’re still following this but I’ll throw a few words in.
Seems like you have done a fair self assessment. You dont like to leave stuff alone and turn yourself into a shit magnet.
When you go off, I can’t help but picture some dude that is raging and people are around him with their arms out (as if to restrain him) but too scared to grab hold.
A true friend would grab your ass and sit you down before you get hurt or into trouble. In the scenario above, I would do that, but the internet makes it hard to really intervene.
And MA response to everything has always been sarcasm, harassing humor, etc. It’s one of my favorite things about this site. My first post ever was met with more trolling and insults than any real help. Because, even though I didn’t know at the time, it was a pretty dumb question.
Maybe, I will make a big assumption, most of these comments are done from a place of “pain in the ass” type jesting? I feel 100% confident that I could sit around a campfire with a few beers and talk mopeds and stuff with any of these guys. Even the ones that might call me a gay-loving, communist, limp-dick. I would just respond with: “Oh yeah, why don’t you tell me how you really feel?” We all have different opinions and beliefs. Some very strongly opposed. Probably mostly good people though.
Only mistake is to let that get under your skin. I’ll miss you if you go, but you do whatever you think is best.