I'm not going to mention any names but in the last 6 months or so I have spent countless hours answering what seemed like pointless PMs on another forum from a certain someone. I'm talking in the hundreds. Sometimes I would get 15-20 PMs in a day and I would patiently reply in a timely fashion. I had even gone as far as to allowing the person to call my home and talk with them for over an hour about helping them with their gear. This person really never thanked me and I never asked for it. I was never in this biz for big thanks from anyone. However, that being said, they just posted a thread about a person they barely know completely KISSING that person's ass, in an attempt to sound cool and get some kudos from others. I'm also sure it's in a passive aggressive attempt to poke at my ribs just a tad for being too busy to help them recently. God forbid I have things to do with my band now and it takes up almost all my time lately.
I'm not sure why I'm typing this other than to say that I really am tired of putting effort and energy into getting personal with someone that is clueless on how to treat the people around them that have really taken the time to help them. I really like/liked helping people that needed it but these days that patience is starting to wear thin. I'm starting to see why some people just blow others off. I think my new answer to many questions will just be... "I don't know".... OK Rant/