I agree that I get a bit when a by fight happens over seemingly nothing.
I was once flamed by two posters for simply saying that I didn't really have a strong opinion! Even when I said I wasn't disagreeing with them and I didn't really have a strong opinion I was continually badgered by them it's one of the reasons I namechanged. I was genuinely quite upset by the meaness.
Why the hell is it that seemingly harmless threads can turn in to a slanging match between 3 or 4 MNers? [yawn] I've seen it more and more I've the last week or so. People have different opinions. Deal with it. No need to be downright nasty to someone over it surely? Or is it that certain people are more outspoken when hiding behind their computer screens?! F**k this, I'm off -before anyone pitches in to me-