I've noticed lately that there has been a lot of squabbles, arguments, flaming, disagreements, whatever you want to call them, on the forums. Some I've participated in (yes I am aware of the irony), some I've observed and yet others I've only heard about it. Perhaps it's not my place to say, but I find this very sad and dissapointing. I mean, why do we frequent this site? It's not a chat room for 12 yr olds teeny-boppers with raging hormons, no, it's a wonderful (canadian!
) site for people to come seek and share information and pictures, as well as forge important friendships.
I know not everyone here likes everyone else, and that there will always be disagreements between members, but can't we get past that and appreciate the love and appreciation of herps that everyone one of us has?
And let's stop taking things so personally... I've seen many misunderstandings or constructive critisms that are percieved as insults or "flaming", have escalated into long and mean arguments, and have ended up getting the thread deleted. To what end? A waste of time reading and writing, and frustration, as well as a loss of any useful information that was on that thread.
So c'mon, let's all grow up, get past these petty squabbles (if we can't, there is always a handy little ingore feature!), accept it when we were wrong and someone else was right, and continue making this the #1 best, friendly herp site on the net.