Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Let's talk to each other the way you would like to be talked to. Sometimes the words and attitude we use put others on instant defense and then the sparring begins.
The written word is often misinterpreted due to a lack of other input from the author. There are no mannerisms, voice inflection, or facial expressions to give the reader a clue on how to take something posted to them. Depending on the mood of the reader these words are frequently taken the wrong way.
Face it, your job is not an easy one, but overall I think you and the other mods are doing it well. For what you have to deal with, especially considering the nature of the subject, this place is remarkably peaceful. If you don't believe me, get between a Windows and a Linux fan some day and try to moderate that one. It makes 1911 vs Glock feel like a walk in the park on a sunny day.