Re: Aikiweb as a "Big Tent"
Janet Rosen, Thank you very much for starting this thread. I consider politeness, gratefulness, humbleness and having an open mind as essential parts of Budo keiko. Without it any martial art would just be about fighting. Aiki-Web could be an excellent place to practice this aspect of Budo.
Just like in a dojo a few basic rules on behavior will make any dialogue go smoother.
Jun Akiyama, thank you for your follow up on this. It is good to see that you recognize that here is a problem here and that you are addressing it. I am one of those that was rather disappointed with AikiWeb and started to stay away from just about every thread.
Thank you both.