this thread was meant in a somewhat humorous vein, so, I apologize if I brought the whole thing down.
Creeping off now.)
I also will not keep 99.9% of people on my buddy list thing. Most people will request to be added and then NEVER MESSAGE YOU. And most of those people who THEY THEMSELVES requested to be added, if you then message THEM, THEY will not even respond. So like yea, I really consider someone a close contact who I have never even written "hello" to??? I guess this is what human interaction has evolved into in 2015.
I just realized you messaged 17,000 messages, and I have also posted around 17,000 messages in Youtube comments, so I know what you mean. If you have that much exposure, you end up being the most loved AND hated person online. It is pretty daunting to wake up and realize you have 6 responses to your comments on Youtube and many from up to 10 years ago.
I think my real point is I feel that even members of sites where they don't post ridiculously often, seem to have just the ability to make friends, and I assume they are private messaging 10-20 people. One guy out of 3 or 4 I was E-mailing from this site as friends (of which only 1 or 2 are left)... so this guy was 26 and already had 6 girlfriends (he is still a member) and he said in one of his last messages that he was overwhelmed and had to respond to a ton of E-mails from friends or people. THEN he says, he is moving to another country in 6 months and he doesn't know if it makes sense to start dating a new girl right before moving. I know this is off-topic, but people like him are considering just dating new women who in his case will like materialize out of thin air just because he can. And guys like me, on the other hand...
But as far as posting that often, you do get a lot out of it, but you kind of pay the price. You can be attacked verbally in ways you can hardly imagine, if you are regularly posting that often, it will happen sooner or later and catch up to you
So you do sometimes wonder if it is worth it, and many people after months or years or decades, close their Facebook account, Twitter, Instagram, or even SAS, whatever, due to it just not being worth it, whether they are dealing with bullying or simply smart-azz posters. It is just the way it is.
I also don't totally get overly humorous jovial posters on SAS. On a site like this, the last thing posters hanging on by like a thread need to hear in many cases are one-liners or ironic or sarcastic responses. I don't know how much humor is ever really needed on a site like this, because it is a supportive community and not a Comedy Central Roast
Overall, I think far too many users, right or wrong, are posting 3 or 5 word responses to threads. If you are going to bother to post AT ALL, would it kill you to AT LEAST post around 20-25 words? Can a 5 word remark REALLY help someone in a crisis, especially who just typed like their life story in the original post?