[quote=“Rogueandpoet, post:4, topic:45907”]
I’m beginning to believe that I’m opening myself up for a lot of ridicule on this site
[/quote]Although some intro threads HAVE gone off the reservation, intro threads are meant mainly for benign “welcomes” and that’s about it.
If they drift too far beyond that, then generally the mods step in and give a little nudge to get things back on the “benign welcome” track.
All this is done, I think, to make your first “exposure” to RO, if not pleasant, then at least noncommittal.
So, unless YOU yourself make your intro thread into a discussion of some controversy, I don’t think you need to worry. If someone else in the thread probes an issue, it’s probably best to start another thread. Keep this one light and try not to get too much beyond pleasant greetings.
Starting off on the wrong foot will only lead to abrasive exchanges in other threads. The “I knew from your intro that you were going to be a misfit” stuff. Keep it light here, and if you want to rattle-battle or perceive that others want to, save it for another thread.
Now that’s not to say that if you start another thread on, say, the virtues of Oregon pot, you may meet with some resistance from certain members. That is the nature of the site here, as I’m sure you know.
Just hold off on forming any opinions here in this intro thread. You may form the same opinions once you get your feet wet, and others may form the same opinions they’ve expressed here, but don’t be premature. Hang around.