Its lunch and I'm waxing philosophical... Do you feel a brotherhood with the board and how has it changed your experience here? I've been feeling a growing devotion to the board and a feeling of friendship, particularly with those I've read a lot from and had the chance to discuss things over the board. You guys don't feel so much like strangers, and I look forward to your opinion, support and advice. last time I went fishing; one of the first things I did as post some pictures and a short story about it. my wife says 'way bother, don't you really think anyone cares'. well I know I care and look forward to hearing from some of the members I feel that I've gotten to know. another little thing, I've been noticing. its that I'm feeling my enraged when someone flames someone I think did nothing wrong. Its kind of like I want to write back 'Hey man, thats my brother- he's had a good accomplishment. Be nice or go AWAY:angry:' Lastly, I look forward to fishing with you guys. thats not really very easy to do, even with the closest members in the state. I know if they asked, I would share some pretty privy information about the best places to fish. In short, they're my brother and I would give them alot more information than I would ever publically post. anyway, its kind of an interesting feeling I've not had online before. I've always had the feeling of being a new guy at a campfire, trying to say interesting things and not to appear to dense, dumb, and/or untalented. But these days thats fading; being amoung friends I'm not worrying so much with being seen badly. cool. (maybe a little sappy) , my question is some of your long-time members who has being on the board changed you? do you feel a strong sense of friendship with some , do you get attached to a favorite poster or members you've had long conversation with through the threads? would you pm the best tips you had with some on the board (not accounted those board members that you know from outside the board). do you feel self conscious? (if so , you're probably NOT going to answer that question):tounge_out:. What does brotherhood mean to you?