Re: Online Decline?
Well hey, humanity is messy. We have developed a veneer of civility to mask our core animal instincts, and sometimes in the heat of combat...er... conversation that veneer gets boiled off.
Maybe we should look at AikiWeb as a place to practice and train our abilities to control emotions and apply the principles and values we hold so dear in civilized life. If that only means writing a heated reply offline first and reading it a few dozen times and editing it appropriately as we cool down, before posting, that will go a long way toward keeping the tone and 'tude at the right pitch.