It's scary out there!! (venting)
I don't know where best to post this but I feel compelled to post somewhere. There are three or four forums on GW that I frequent regularly and post to now and then. I monitor a few more that I have found useful or interesting but rarely post to.
This morning I visited a couple that I have recently become interested in. I read a post on the Farm Forum that I thought I could contribute something to but by the time I got to the end where I could post myself, the original questioner had been savaged by a respondent in a thoroughly ugly and unwarranted way. I moved on to the Perennial Forum, and started reading a post about Echinacea. Two of the posters apparently have a long standing feud going and an unpleasant back and forth comprised most of the exchange.
Differences of opinion are healthy and helpful, but personal attacks leave me feeling uncomfortable and sorry I wasted my time-not what I come here for.
I'll be sticking close to home for a while.