From an email, offered in the middle of the Gary North attack:
…as I have often thought, you can be proud of your commenters, and of the whole Bionic community you've created.
The best group of commenters that I regularly read was at the Daily Bell in the first couple of years – seven or eight years ago – even better than the comments behind any paywall.
As Anthony Wile started flopping around both in the site's focus and its interaction with commenters, that changed for me.
I keep that early community in mind when I write and how I deal with comments. I don't want to lose that.
A few of you have been around since those days at The Daily Bell; those that were there would understand my sentiment about that site at that time.
I have mentioned before that one of the main reasons I write is that it forces me to think critically, to organize my thoughts in a manner that is reasonable and logical. In other words, I write to better myself.
The reason I write publicly is to learn. As those of you who have been around for more than a few months recognize, I have grown since the time bionic was born – at least I sure hope I have. To the extent this is true, it is because of your feedback. I truly enjoy and welcome the feedback, but only if I can keep the community that I hope to keep.
And I thank you all for your contributions and support during this journey.