Well, glad to be back. Thanks
I tried to explain my reason for having a break here: https://www.dissensus.com/index.php?threads/4366/page-20#post-484226
I don't want to go over it again or discuss it here, but... I was frustrated at the level of communication, one facet of this was the Twitter approach to using the forum: posting a dozen 30 character responses. Something that was/is antithetical to what I loved about the forum - the insightful lengthy posts of its early years (go back through the threads and see the difference). This might be symptomatic of culture, members, or the devices changing over the years.
This wasn't aimed at Luka directly. But after I posted that he machine-gunned retorts in a combative tenor. It was exactly what I'd tried to tactfully outline as not helpful and not that useful - but I also didn't want to tell others how to post of course, it's not for me to say what this forum and its conduct is, isn't, should or shouldn't be about. All I could say was that for me, the difference between the threads and social media din (that I don't use and do not wish to) was diminishing. I was tired and frustrated, and his response felt QED to my gripe, it was more of what I felt wasn't productive or generous. So I walked away.