Now I'm going to look like the bad guy ( well worse than usual to some )
I wanted to reply in the other thread but twas closed.
And this is not to throw rubbish around either....
But Anne made a comment in the other thread that I believe had quite a bit of merit,
Yes I agree they do.
Perhaps it is a settling in phase of the forum? A jostling for leadership of the pack? A learning of who is who at the zoo? Maybe this the adolescent stage of the forum where boundaries are being tested?
I think that perhaps that is exactly what is happening.
The forum was chugging along smoothly because we'd reached a stage we were all comfortable with each other and knew each others 'buttons'.
Not saying that makes any of us right or wrong,just an observation.
We went through it in the beginning as well ( there were a couple of hum dingers let me assure you ) but it all settled out as I said.
I think there a couple of 'newer' members are very sesnitive and still not quite familiar with some styles of the other posters , they take offence faster than the rest and its not quite what they perceived it to be.
You dont need thick skin , you just need to be able to control what you write. Do your post and then step away for a few minutes , if it still seems the same then post it . But do so in a way that does not initiate insults,jibes or double edged innuendos.
I honestly do not see what everyone is jumping up and down about lately,truley I dont. It hasn't been that bad...a few blowing steam etc...but not this 'horrible place' or 'under current' . We're just being a normal forum and quite a tame one at that .
I feel that if you have a problem with a certain member than stay away from them and vice versa and that folks sure aint rocket science