Originally Posted by Leo123
Blohan, I remember reading that thread and thinking that some members were being unnecessarily hostile and a little rude in response to your query. However, your reaction to this was probably not the best either and in many ways, was probably worse than the treatment you received initially.
There's something to be said though about the way some thread posters are treated on this site. I often read some threads and subsequent responses from other members and wonder why some people choose to respond in such a negative, rude manner.
Am I the only one who thinks this?
Does the attitude of the O.P. in some of these cases influence the types of reply received, perhaps?
Perhaps together with the recent tiresome spate of open trolling.
Once a member has a reputation for reacting negatively (or argumentatively), subsequent threads may not be met with enthusiasm by regular posters, who may avoid the thread, leaving answering to others who might not initially be aware of the situation.
I do agree, however, that some of the responses from members on both sides are on occasion negative and rude.
Might trying to picture the other person with whom we are communicating as another human being, rather than an instant Google, be helpful?
Equally, thanking people for their help doesn't cost anything!