I've just seen forums that work and those that have a few who pretty much bully the rest into either leaving, not posting, or arguing to defend themselves. I'm just observing what I see and feel here...that's all. It's not everyone, of course
It is too bad really.
It is too bad, Frog. But when a forum is infected with the bitter likes of Bill Gray, Invictus, Rram and all his various incarnations, and Ono, civil discussion just isn't going to happen. All of these folks take our disagreement with their belief very personally. It is completely understandable, of course. We are challenging the thing they (claim to) hold most dear so of course they will defend it violently and angrily..
Growing up is painful, I suppose.