and the pissing matches that nearly every thread in the hunting forum eventually turn into...
I think it's time to have an adult (that means polite, rational, objective) conversation about how we communicate with each other. Now, I am not the final judge of right and wrong, nor am I annointing myself the conscience of the group but does every thread have to turn ugly???
The degree of presumption, and reactionary, self-righteous indignation that passes for posts about hunting and fishing is astounding. And frustrating. And saddening.
I have gained precious insights from this forum and try to give back. I share my modest knowlede about the things or places I'm comfortable or confident, and I try to word my posts carefully so others won't misinterpret my meaning. No matter, guttersnipes are well represented here, as are some folks who, apparently, can't read all that well. Then there's those who seem to think that anyone with an opinion different than theirs is calling them a liar or an idiot by saying 'I disagree...'
That's too bad, really.
I don't know about the group but frequent this forum to read the stories and see the pictures of others enjoying the great beauty and bounty of our state, and to learn from those more knowledgeable than me. Those things still exist here but I'm tired of having to pick through the manure they always seem to get buried under.
Maybe the Mods should ban the chronic offenders?
I'm not naming names nor pointing fingers, and God knows I've made my fair share of dumbassed comments. So I speak only for myself when I say this childishness has to stop. Are we not men? Can we not have civil dialog and hear all views?
What is so hard about asking for a poster to clarify a thing before lambasting them for what was probably a typo?
Why are so many here eager to find offense in every expressed opinion?
I don't expect this thread to be a group hug and nobody needs to sing Kumbaya, I just hope it doesn't turn into more of the same. I've said my piece...let the sniping begin.