In my opinion, my more time he spends here -- sequestered from the community -- the better for the community.<quoted text>
Reply: See what Frijoles says in http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/judaism/T...
Then remember how you were sequestered in your apartment with thoughts of suicide and that there were the few on this thread who suggested that you get out of your apartment, pull yourself up by your bootstraps (sandal straps?), and find a way to channel your knowledge for the betterment of your community. It seems like you did just that. I wished only to express my good wishes on your doing so.
By tempting Joel to spend his time online, Topix might have very well saved the lives of children and house pets in his community.