I am amazed, at times, with the number of member replies to postings they
simply seem to take issue with. Not just the postings that appear "absurd,"
but on just about any of them. By this, I mean, shear vitriol and
profoundly personal attacks.
Why does the PF community seem to tolerate some of these (as I regard them)
"cliques of doom?" Rather than taking time to constructively criticize
posts, these folks find it necessary to make the person in question feel as
though they have done something profoundly stupid. Through such replies, it
appears these comments serve little more than a method for these folks to
get their anger and hostility out. God forbid if someone makes spelling or
grammar mistakes; oh, the humanity!
I read a lot of posts here. Many of which appear ridiculous and silly. But,
I accept that in such a forum. These people are venting their frustration
in the best way they know how, but here come the demons -- out to prove a
person point. And for what? I simply don't know.
It would be nice if some of these "regulars" would spend a bit more time
just practicing some manners, rather than to promote a tone of hostility
and resentment towards something they read.
Remember, these posts are "personal" to the people who write them. When you
assault their position or point-of-view, you are also assaulting THEM on a
Nothing wrong with be constructive. No matter how "idiotic" the remark.