It is fine to give people the benefit of the doubt at first, but there often comes a time when enough is enough.
Turning your back on cyber bullies only means you are letting them get away with their nonsense, sometimes a stand has to be taken.
I know its not just you Frank but you made the comment. Your missing the point. The admin and mods are strongly suggesting that people be more considerate of others and that the bickering stop. It's bad for the forum and it's something that we will handle if needed.
I'm already on a mission to stop the bickering because I keep getting complaints. We are asking or suggesting a way for that to happen. If not I will start forcing it my way.
Now don't get me wrong good debate is ok as long as it don't cross the line. It's easy to tell when it does because the other person lets you know. At that time you have a few options, agree to disagree, back off and maybe let them know it was not an attack on them, argue back causing trouble on the forum. Reporting stuff gets out of hand when it's not really a big deal but if you think its really worthy to report please do so.
I keep telling people that just because someone disagrees with you it's not the end of the world. New ideas come from debate or opening ones mind to different views or methods. No one is perfect or knows it all so have a open mind and consider what people say before you get upset. At the same time try to word things in a nice way when in these debates. Another too is give your example without quoting and calling out the other guy. This one is hard sometimes because it may be a certain thing that your quoting just to make sure people understand. In that case the person getting quoted should consider that without getting upset.
Last thing, Threads getting hijacked are a big complaint by many. It happens and if it does get back on tract with apologies to the original poster.
Everyone's anticipated cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. I apologize for my less then elegant writing style. It's just who I am.