First I want to say I believe I've done relatively well with this rejoining business. I come back a changed person, with much better quality posts, and until I flat out tell them, nobody (well, no one who matters) suspects a thing. Who'd have known that I would turn out to really be GetReady2Fly, huh? Pretty successful.
And I hate to boil it down to a question of rep again, but I think the rep I got says it all. My first green rep on this account was from Seabs (rep power +173 if my memory is correct). I've had green from Myers, WAGG, Mr Snrub, and even a few from Catalanotto and sXe_Maverick, who always seemed to delight in red repping me back in the day. Only JoseDRiveraTCR7, or whatever his name was, made a habit of red repping me regularly on this one, and even that didn't last.
I'll admit I got this (my third) initially to green myself, but when that didn't work, I left it dormant for a while. Then scrilla made that anti-12er rant of his. Before then, I was pretending everyone hated me to get a bit of justification for my continued posting. But realising everyone really did hate me? That was something my mind of the time couldn't take. I then made a fake off-the-top-of-my-head red rep rant and asked to be banned. I used the WMJ account from then on.
A few weeks in, I encountered account trouble and made a thread in Suggestions and Help with my remaining account, Yes x9001
, to ask why. It got deleted. I asked Headliner why in a PM and he Told me that he knew about GetReady2Fly. Following a little explanation, he said he would give me another chance. That was what gave me the drive to start posting again. I had a fresh start, and admin support for it.
What happened last night was indeed a bit of the old me seeping out. I thought there was no use keeping up this charade anymore. So I made this to throw the truth out there. But, as I said at the start: last night aside, doesn't the improvement in my posts, and the fact that I'd found acceptance in this forum, and Rants in particular, indicate that I've done a good job?