Have you had success in changing your Metafilter persona in some way? Have you taught yourself to be kinder, gentler, fairer, less angry, or less bullheaded toward other Mefites? If so, how?
I've been thinking about this lately, since it's sort of a theme for me on this site – has been since pretty much the first day I signed up.
I know we've had some sort of side-discussions about the stuff people do to get past their old habits and try to become better at good discussion here, but usually those discussions about specific people and their struggles are downplayed for good reasons.
So I thought it might be interesting to hear if people felt they'd had success in this area. If you've managed to change for the better, how? By taking time off using the close-account switch? By switching to a "clean" username and pulling a Brand New Day? By incorporating certain habits when you get online?