All of this talk about the sheep and the training of such is, well kind of disheartening. It looks like the readers of Cantankerous Old Coots are willing to be led along and prodded once in a while. So Ralph, Bob and I will just have to play the shepherd and *MAKE* you go in the directions we want you too.
The biggest problem I can see is that Cantankerousness should be voluntary and not forced upon you. It is a choice and to do otherwise would create a dictatorship that would end badly in a few years with, quite possibly, a world war. So here is my proposal. Everyone go out and recruit 2 friends to come to the next meeting of the coots and decide for themselves.
When those 2 friends bring 2 more and so on we will either have a great selection of people to mine comments from, or we will have a pyramid scheme. Note: there is no promise of money involved. We get some decent traffic here on a daily basis, but I keep wondering how much of that is bots and search engines.
We need people here, real people with intelligence and the brains to make comments meaningful and worthwhile. So, seriously, get 2 friends to read this site next week. Ralph will have another great news day on Sunday and we will go from there. Lets get some community going and lose the sheep mentality.