I've been noticing, as new people come to the site -- and as old people come back from long absences -- there's a bit of animosity held toward the regulars here at LGT for being "elitist." Which, uh, we certainly can be. As with any group of friends -- or at least, people who interact on a semi-regular basis -- we've developed a tendency toward inside jokes and running gags, and we've also reached a certain point where we tire of certain arguments.
None of this is at all problematic, but it does make the learning curve fairly steep for new or long-absent members, and it can create a bit of an echo-chamber effect if we keep chasing out those who are newcomers who may not get that we just really don't need to talk about Brandon Phillips again, or who just doesn't understand why we need to HIRE MARIO'S SON.
Some of you may or may not know that I am an occasional commenter over at Red Reporter -- and you can just shush, Chuck -- and one thing that made my decision to begin commenting over there a lot easier is that they have a Wiki, which explains some of their inside jokes, what the history of some of their posters is (their E5s, if you will), and why they just really don't feel like beating the dead horse of whether or not Adam Dunn is actually good at baseball again.
Now, I understand taking a cue from our friends down south might not, necessarily, be all that appealing, but is it something anyone here might be willing to help me work on? I know there are a number of free Wiki-hosting & generating sites that we could use for this purpose, and having Wiki entries with former arguments pre-referenced might save everyone a lot of time. On the other hand, it does feel slightly self-aggrandizing. Your thoughts?
(And okay, most of the new people who can't backread aren't going to read the Wiki either, but sometimes you just need your memory jogged about where "demolish the bathroom" came from.)