This is going to sound a bit strange comming from me, since on a few occasions I have been rather outspoken in my opinions and dissagreements, however I do think it needs to be said.
I haven't been posting much lately, and the reason for this is that everyday there are more and more posts that leave me with a sour feeling.
Everyday I see more people not only disagreeing (which is a good thing) but also calling down those they disagree with (which is bad).
Just today I was reading a post (names etc. will not be mentioned) where a respondant was bringing anothers morals into question, over a difference in personal taste.
I have seen others where indivuduals were called liars (in cleverly veiled terminology) by a person that was not present at the incident in question.
I feel these situations and others like them are detrimental to the forums.
Differences of opinion are wonderfull things, they are part of what helps us learn and grow as people and even serve to help us form our own opinions, weither we agree with the opinions stated or not.
I guess what I am trying to say is try to keep it friendly, everyone is entiled to his or her own beliefs and is deserving of respect weither you agree or not.
Now, I am no saint, nor have I ever claimed to be, and there will be a few of you out there who will remind me of the times when I was guilty of exactly what I have just been denouncing. Let me save you the trouble, I remember them well and have been striving to avoid the situations that I know are likely to bring about that behaviour again.
Okay... I can practically see the flames commming already, so I will leave it at that.
Enjoy all, and goodluck with your plants.