Sun Sep 2nd, 2007 at 11:55:10 AM EST
A new member emailed me to ask if my job at ET was to rate comments, since my nick showed up so often. So, now you all know I am in the richest of elites.
It is sneaky of me, I know, but being educated and experienced in the ´free market´ world, I took advantage of the opportunity: The mere membership in ET made me a lifetime mega-trillionnaire!!! Having slowly and painfully evolved into a lefty though, I felt responsible and I knew
1. I had to use it to to minimize the competitive environment we live in.
2. I feel better when I share what "wealth" I have.
3. L*ifeTM has the strangest, most twisted ways of paying me back.
I am unrepentant because my regrets are not about numbers. I have no idea how much I have spent in ratings, nor do I care, since there are endless trillions waiting to be distributed, to ETers only. Even if ratings were changed into 1million,... 4million, I would still share the maximum on almost every comment.
When a post is really inspired, I rate and comment. When I disagree on a point and my neuron is plugged in, I rate and comment. When I have no idea what you are talking about, I may ask, or stay out of it. If I´m pressed for time and a comment is too long, or is a borderline troll, I may skip it, but I try to avoid such an extreme. Of course, there are members and issues that I wouldn´t skip if they covered ten pages.
To me, ET is about relating, learning and making social progress because WE are beyond building more market-like idols. As long as we can make social improvements, it´s irrelevant who becomes the face of ET because I will find my support role. (Damn, I wish I had finished that diary called "L´ETenergie", after the Paris meet-up!)
Personally, or as a team, I can only gain! So, pay me back, or sue me...