I just posted the following to one of my forums on the notesfiles.
I find it interesting that after over a month's hiatus notesfiles are just the same as they were when we all lost them. It's still a bunch of testosterone addled hyper-competitive smartasses fighting for position constantly claiming moral superiority.
There've been times in my life where this was a fun game to play and other times when I could ignore it in favor of the highly valuable metabrain information flow. But since I've been without it for a month I just can't start caring again, yet.
It doesn't help that there's no emacs.
I'm so much happier with the culture of livejournal.com. People there are So much more productive and cooperative and interesting and diverse. My addiction has changed.
I'm sure notesfiles will grow on me again.
Let me know if you want an account on livejournal.
I wonder if people (and here I mean "the people I communicate with...I make no claims about the vast unobserved datapool of people whose journals I don't read) on livejournal.com have more respect for each other because everyone has their own little turf (so if you're a jerk on someone else's turf you can get your comments deleted) BUT also if you are a jerk on your own turf no one will be your "friend".