Do you really think that is Guest Gargoyle who posted above? Anyone can log in as Guest Traddles, too. That is the only thing that Turnip Guest has suceeded in doing, making it very difficult to separate those Guests with thoughtful complaints from the ocassional one who pops in to burp.
As one of them points out, there have been some flame wars but almost always, at least every time I can think of, they have burned over and scorched bridge have been repainted. Most people learn that the deficincies of purely written communication can lead to misunderstandings. It takes patience and tolerance rather than willful parsing of messages in order to demonstrate superiority.
The worst flame wars come when someone insists on teaching stangers just how intelligent he is and spends hours of effort trying to prove it. Well, we each spend a few minutes on our messages, while the flaming turnip has to put hours into his effort.
If you wander aroudn the threads, you can see how much thought he has put into the logic of his arguments. I sure wish he had put that effort into sharing information rather than trying to correct attitudes. Sourdough