When I started the thread "Why Dry Rub? Why Not Just Season The Pulled Pork After It's Done?", I uncovered a smoking subculture of bark fanatics that I suspected existed, but it took the thread to draw them out in the open. Now that they are exposed, I think that they need to be identified in such a way that unsuspecting posters will know who they are. Like I said, I suspected they existed, but not knowing who they were, I was unwittingly drawn into their cult, from which there is no escape. Had they been identified in some way, such as a tag by their avatar, I may have been able to resist their pull.
We all need to demand that this "Cult of the Bark" (named so by Noboundaries) be tagged on this site for identification purposes, to protect those who may not want to be converted.