You are awe-inspiring. Somehow you took a hot-button topic where teh interwebz were throwing temper-tantrums of shouty insult-competitions, and turned it into a polite, productive conversation. Even weirder? Civility was flat-out clickbait. Seriously, thank you.

I don't think this will be getting mainpaged as we're all pretty shirtstormed out, but I wanted to specifically thank you (again!), and to offer up a highlights reel from the massive discussion thread since I know it's overwhelmingly long. I've gone from, "I can't believe I'm saying this, but DO read the comments," to an even more improbable, "The best warm-fuzzy I have to offer this week is about shirtstorm. No, really!"

You're an amazing community. Your curiosity, openness to learning, and willingness to treat each other as real humans is a large chunk of what makes writing for Space rewarding.

k, I'm done being sappy now. ;)