Not looking for calmed and reasoned, at least not here. But some of last few posts on the 'dear nsmba..' are bad.. racist, slander, muck racking.. lowest common denominator type discussion. Doesn't do anything to improve the thread, and reflects poorly on the community.
Perhaps an attempt at removing some of the anonymity that people hid behind might help raise the level of discussion? Anyone else have other ideas that might improve the level of discourse ?
we could make a better attempt to step back from the little pokes and serious jabs when disagreeing with someone. instead of including underhanded comments, simply keep things to "i disagree with A becuase of X and here's a link to my info."
context is everything