You hit the head on the nail Walker. Workers hve always type-cast each other and every convert they ever managed to get. The ingrained and actively taught practice seldom has any particular basis beyond popular gossip, most of which has very little truth to it - and the practice actually has the purpose of control behind it. Most 2x2s live in fear of workers opinions of them and go overboard trying to make good impressions with those workers who appear to possess the highest degree of authority. And every so often all 2x2s at any given convention, gospel meeting or other meeting where such workers speak, the trap is bated by a worker or two praising an unnamed member over some (actually silly) word, phrase or understanding that workers love to hear their dupes say. And everyone in those meetings where that type of bate is broadcast (like grass seed) goes off hell=bent on mimicking the worker-praised word, phrase or understanding, maybe (if extremely lucky) even outdoing that which workers praise.
Younger workers generally seek the praise of older workers and their audiences learn the trade of seeking the praises of men by osmosis.
So it is only natural that people raised or trained by workers' example will have great difficulty in doing anything different on TMB or anywhere else they can pin a 'name' upon someone. And on this board where a number of posters have not even used an alias, the old school complains because they have nothing to attack or praise other that rarified and/or sometimes disagreeable AIR.
Personally, I get a kick out of watching those who come on here trying to categorize posters who do not give them any handle whatsoever. It shows whether they can even intelligently discuss anything at all.
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