Anyone who has even one shred of decency...when a group of people take their pleasure from insulting another user by making comments about them, or just throwing out random insults about anything they feel like, that's where the problem is. Very prevalent in the JCC, especially against certain users. (Telling someone to "die please kthxbye", for example). the only reason you said all that is because you've been 'picked on' by certain people. i can understand how you feel, as i've had to deal with this sort of thing before, but i didn't make blanket judgements of certain posting styles and say that it's always bad. as for the 'random insults', i don't think they're very random at all. a lot of times they're directed at specific people and are just in good fun. there comes a point where you just have to stop being so sensitive and have thicker skin. this isn't disneyland. and btw, 'die please kthxbye' is said simply because it's funny. or at least that's why i say stuff like that. if i wanted to insult a person for real i would be serious rather than a goof. part of the problem is that a lot of these types of posts were originally meant exclusively as lighthearted ribbing and joking, but then a lot of people started using it for meanness. and so now, everytime someone like you sees it you assume their attacking someone. they have to be held accountable for their words, people also need to be held accountable for their misunderstanding of things often times. and here is as good a place to curb their arrogance as anywhere else. well that kind of unfounded labeling (regardless of who you're referring to) certainly doesn't lend any credence to your argument, now does it. But for some reason, the JCC is almost allowed to be a war zone. Some threads that should have been locked never were, and only by the eventual death of interest in the thread did the garbage said in it stop. I know it's a more difficult place to handle over there than perhaps even here, but for God's sake, it shouldn't be that hard to know there are certain users more likely than others to zoom in and start shooting out insults (I've got a few in mind right now). melodrama. my response to this is the same as that of the first part i responded to. jcc is more laid back than other forums, as it should be, because it's supposed to be a lounge type atmosphere where people aren't as restricted in what they can talk about etc.