I should probably follow your well-considered example. I tend to respond as soon as I feel the need and sometimes get off on a rant without meaning to. In fact, after I had reviewed my previous post, I added a line that read "Rant switch accidently left in the on position. Sorry." Unfortunately, I enclosed the line in unescaped less-than and greater-than symbols so it never appeared in the post.
Still, if we need to put down the audience in order to seem cool, we may not be as hip as we'd like to think.