I haven't been on here much in many years, most of that due to the clicks and attitudes and bashing that developed in certain circles. I miss reading some good discussions in here, but it wasn't worth the counter productive and often rude banter that occurred when people disagreed. The dog game environment is one of needed thick skin, but it shouldn't be hurtful or a popularity contest.
I've been creeping here and there since Chris Atkinson called me a few months ago and we caught up about the old days. Chris judged the first NAHRA test I ever ran, and it was great to speak to him! Made me think of the evolution of this forum and the great info it produced for new and old alike, but it also made me think of the attitudes people had based on what organization they were a part of and the pedigree of their dog. (generalizing there were a lot more reasons for attitudes)
I know i have 2 strikes against me going in LOL.... I run NAHRA and I have UK bred dogs. (meant to be a joke)
I suppose I'm looking to test the waters and see if things have changed, really hoping they have....