Originally Posted by iammatt
Too much of the humor being mentioned in MC is just snark filled attempts at becoming an internet all star. Personally, I rarely go in there anymore, but what ruined it for me were not the noobs, but the veterans getting too full of themselves. I'd be thrilled to wade back in if it became tolerable, and not a race to see who can impress the most with their e-lifestyle.
I know what you mean but it can be a hard line to find.
I suppose by some standards I am "big time" in that I am dumb enough to spend so much money on clothes and not poor enough to go broke doing so. But I do/did genuinely enjoy doing things like the Naples thread and having a conversation based on that. Yes, it helps to be able to go to Naples and buy a bunch of stuff, etc. It's not meant to be boasting, just sharing. If you, Jan, foo and others had not blazed that trail and disclosed what you bought, where and why, I would never have had the urge or the nerve. I'd hate to lose good threads because people will fear they will be accused of boasting.
Anyway, I know you are not talking about me so this is just so much bilge.