I know that I personally can come off too strong with what I say. I mean no offence to anyone the majority of what I say. I say things exactly how I mean them, I don't have underlying meanings - unless it's blatent sarcasm .
If there are people that I have offended I do apologise. Everything does seem more heated here at the moment, but I'm not sure it is on purpose IYKWIM. I think things are being said in an aggressive/passionate fashion and it can be taken more personally than it is meant. I've felt the same thing. I step away from the computer, get puppy cuddles and kisses, play with Batty or do some training and come back, re-read and I keep a cool head the second time around. There's been once where I didn't and I removed the post.