The more I read this, the more I see that my Sempai is right about not reading online Aikido forums.
I came to realize that those of us who actually _post_ on regular basis, are by default full of shit.
So, since I don't want to be full of shit (or at least people knowing about it, hehe), I will not post anymore.
If I take your post at face value, I guess I'm yelling down a well here, but why do you have this opinion? I have found some of the regular posters to be quite intelligent and in some cases even (dare I say it) wise
Yes, a few regulars seem to have an axe to grind, a flame to bait or a troll to...um... troll(?), but most of us just seem to want to engage in intelligent, adult "conversation". I don't think that you'll ever be accused of being full of shit if you don't act the part.
Of course, there is always the tenet of "better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." But a silent world would be a boring place.