I used the term "colo(u)rful posters" but what I mean are the complete nutbars we have here from time to time. You know the ones. I won't name them because I might end up looking into the mirror but some of the more continuously extreme folks come to mind. But you know if they weren't here we'd miss them. As much as I enjoy learning a lot of things from USMB - and I do, not just content of posts but also about how to be critical yet not contemptuous (okay, still working on that one) and also to understand the point someone is trying to make so that a thread benefits (hopefully) from my contribution, - I do enjoy the nutters too. When they go away the forums seem to lose a bit of sparkle. Yes, I get cheesed off with them and no doubt the feeling is mutual but it's funny how you sort of miss their inspired craziness at times. I don't mean the vicious bastards who should simply be booted out of cyberspace in its entirety, but the quirky ones who somehow manage to retain at least a slender grip on reality while livening up the odd (pun intended) thread or two.