So yesterday I posted about my defense of the blog Your Dungeon is Suck and I got quite a lot of comments.
I appreciate everyone that took the time to explain themselves and took the time to try to explain me as well.
I think we all agree that YDIS can be a bit vitriolic and I think we all agree that the attack on Christian was beyond the call really.
For me, YDIS serves a purpose. What purpose is hard to simply quantify. It serves as satire (though it is not really a satire site), it serves as informational (the guy is obviously paying attention) and it serves as an ego-check it some respects. I don't want to say that it is "needed" now, but again to me it fills a niche.
James of the Underdark Gazette made the very good suggestion that maybe we do need a satire site. I agree, I also know I am not the guy to do it. Maybe what we need (there is that word again; it is lowercase "need", like I "need" coffee not "Need" water and food) is something more akin to Mad Magazine or Weird Al.
Well I am going to keep on reading Your Dungeon is Suck since I do find it amusing. Hell I spend most of time here talking about games I starting playing at age 11-12, it should be no surprise that the same level of humor makes me laugh. Maybe one day he'll turn his acerbic tongue (keyboard??) my direction cause man I have to ripe for mockery by this point.
I have to admit it but I share Jim Raggi's point of view here, http://lotfp.blogspot.com/2010/03/little-perspective-on-internet-and.html (and which you can see my original post) of course I promptly and rather publicly disagreed with everything else he has said or done since.
Contrary to Raggi's position, one thing is obvious. The support everyone showed for Christian and to a lesser extent the time everyone took to comment on my blog, either to agree or disagree, shows that we are in fact a community.