As a direct response to Goughy's thread where CricketWeb has been identified as doing harm to how he writes and things, I thought I'd add a few things that CricketWeb and done for me - and thank the place accordingly.
1. AFL - I'd never watched Aussie Rules before joining here. Now I watch it every Sunday and have even played the game (badly). I guarantee this wouldn't have happened without CricketWeb
2. Some Niche Music - These battles help keep in touch with music outside of what gets played on Juice/Juice 2 and as such I've picked up a few new songs/bands to put on the iPod (no, Corrin - not Guns n Roses). For example, Okkervil River.
Now the Battle of the Members is complete, I'm taking a break. Unlike people in the past who've lied about their ability to leave CricketWeb, I'm not going to say I'm leaving, 'cos I'll still be here. You'll see me in Sir BloodyIdiot's tennis thread, and of course the Dev League. I will be taking more time doing some proper writing and who knows, maybe I'll track down Heath Davis and get him to start a blog on here. I'm not leaving, I'm slicing my activity for a short time to become less like Colonel Kurtz and more like Sgt. Bilko.
...now to add "meeting Voltman" to Goughy's thread.