The following is the dialogue between myself and a former active participant that received one of my pull-out-of-the woodwork marketing emails. My response is forthcoming in the comment thread:
Your last comment is humorous (just in case it was meant to be insulting) as I don’t Facebook, twitter or tweet and anything you can say in 140 characters or less is unimportant.
You found me, on LinkedIn. Essentially a Business connection platform. How soon we forget. You will also note that many of those that actually HAD something of value to say have left after being shouted down by the din, of those anonymous voices that don’t have the balls to put up their own name to defend their positions.
You sure can be outspoken when anonymous and hiding in plain sight.
I find it priceless how it's always others that are polarized, don't listen, ideologues, too delicate, etc. etc. The way I see it, you are no different that that which you claim to detest. The beat will definitely go on without your participation, but let's make one thing perfectly clear, Writer Beat is not a waste of time. On Writer Beat, those with all sorts of different views and backgrounds are choosing to engage each other discussion. You can now go back to your sit-com or click on the latest new cat video to hit your Facebook feed.
There is no Fray to step back into.
You have polarized people on each side that speak but don’t listen.
You have Nazis who openly admit their ideology and how they are correct and everyone else is wrong no matter how politically correct their comments are couched they are what they are.
AND… the bleeding heart liberals, with their delicate sense of morality, who are willing to cut off their finger, so as not to offend the other digits with perhaps an improper gesture, are equally disgusting. I have watched your site morph into nothing more than an exercise in mental masturbation and a waste of time.
There is no accountability. There are no possible wrongs, as Freedom of Speech, is extended to all equally the same.
Thanks but no thanks.