I think that, given the fact that this is an open access forum, the level of tolerance and coherence, even when we disagree sharply, is impressive. Not perfect, but better than I would have dreamed possible.
And that is in spite of the energetic efforts of a handful of people who even in a time like this have tried to use the GUEST facility to cause discord.
In circumstances like those of this week it was inevitable that people have stepped over the line and said foolish things at times, and have gone off half cocked at things other people have said, or that they have thought they have said. But if we could have this level of discussion in the outside world, we'd be a lot better off than we are.