This need to be upped again. There is one particular issue that I have that goes towards the original sentiments that The Gatherer said: Again, I need not remind people about flaming or trolling, but on a lesser issue, I have noticed as of late that people are being attacked for giving their opinion, or disagreeing with someone else's opinion. Remember that an opinion is just that, the perspective and thoughts on an issue by an idividual. Everyone is different, we need to respect that. There is no right, there is no wrong. If you disagree (which is fine, as it is the component of debate) - state your reasons rationally and logically without abuse. If you continue to disagree, leave it at that, and move on. What has been bothering me a lot lately, is the more and more frequent use of winks and big smiles to hide or disguise flames and attacks on people. To me these are still attacks and flames. The winks and smiles are just a ruse. A facade. Something to hide behind. An excuse to flame people. "But I used the wink, so I was only joking." That is a lie. You meant to flame them, you're just covering things up. Personally, I think the administration needs to take a tougher stand against this type of flaming. When people see that others get away with these disguised flames and attacks, more and more people start to use them. It is contributing to a general coarsening of the forum.