Although tongue in cheek Jimmy you are not far off the point!! This has happened before during my time on the forum and that is why I have always encouraged pre match meet ups with forum members, though home games are more difficult.
It is often hard to judge people by comments and posts alone because often you have no idea as to the tone of the person posting.
BoroNut mentioned that Humpty was not missed but I for one certainly miss him along with many other infrequent posting members.
Matthew in the past has helped enormously the forum and having met him on a few occasions he really is a decent person and a valued member alongside many others.
Prowler, Red Rocket, Trekkers, ETO, Curtis Fleming to name a few are all nice people to get to know face to face, we have had some great meet ups in the past yet sadly they are infrequent posters now.
Our members away from these shores do not post as regular as they used to, heck I miss Zhimai, Hands of Steel, Boro Abroad and the like and I know many will still be shown as simply "guest" when you look on line.
I too distance myself from the forum at times but this forum is still the best Boro related forum on offer.
Give others there opinions without being too judgemental and get yourself if you can to a meet up because you may find you might actually like the person for real.
Great chance on Saturday because who would not want to meet SmogDane and the enthusiasm he has shown all of us this week.
I don’t have a season ticket this year so I’m not allowed to post am I?
I kid, I kid.
I still visit and lurk occasionally. It’s just more of a time thing with me. I’ve been really busy, so I’m not getting to games and in here anywhere near as frequent.
You are all still my favourite doyles on the internet though :D