Y2K is my first year on the mudcat, and I have found this to be a very hospitable place, with a generous spirit, as you have. The bad apples that you describe seem to fit the personality who craves attention. Maybe the way to handle them is to starve that craving by not responding. If they don't get responses, where's the payoff for them? It wouldn't be fair if people such as you are driven from this site by the few flamers (I'm not sure what kind of poster is a troll, but it sounds like someone who pops up from below and then goes into hiding? Hit and run poster?) who enjoy stirring the pot with insults and worse. I'm occasionally guilty of a sarcastic comment, but it's meant to be good natured, with the intention of people laughing with it. However, I'm more aware that they should be used with caution. So, Jenny, I don't know you, but I have read many of your posts, and I sincerely hope that you and the good spirit you bring here will stay.