Nah, you're just feeding fuel to those who think you're too long winded.
I overheard two of my students, back when I was teaching, discussing me in the hall one day. One commented that I couldn't give directions to the bathroom in less than two hours.
The other said, "Yes, but the forty minutes devoted to the last five hundred years of changes to institutional layout and its subtle effects on the collective human self-identity would've been worth the fifteen minute rant about why postmodernism ruined the urinal experience."
I like to think both observations are true, and yes, I'm ponderous, long-winded, some would say not worth the effort, and get a lot of tl;drs. It's easy enough to skip what I say; I trust those who feel I'm not worth it do so, and hopefully a few folks find some of the things I say interesting. I do suppose that thread makes it easier to ignore some of what I say, and if that's how some people like to use it, great! I want them to enjoy being here, and if I'm part of what's preventing them from enjoying themselves, then I'm doing Rich a disservice. I didn't realize there was any sort of strong or organized "shut up, Rancourt" sentiment here, nor did I stop to think that the thread might have served as a way to "contain" me, and I hope that, for those who feel that way, these are adequate methods in place to ignore me, and they can carry on comfortably. I'm sad to hear it, I certainly don't enjoy hearing that people don't like me, but I'm not so in love with myself as to imagine I'm for everyone.
I can bring nothing to the table here but myself. Please make of that self what you will, and thank you. I don't tend to get a lot of criticism, perhaps because people are worried they'll have to sit through volumes one through four of my reply to it. I promise to keep this one down to at least a novella in length.