First off let me say that I'm a writer and psychology major (former psych major, I'm oldish now, 47) and interested in human behavior and the brain.
I'm not provoking a hostile tirade.
Nearly all of my exchanges in CM, including my most recent, have been respectful and engaging. And as with any population, in every batch sits one angry apple who's poisons the thread tone.
That being said, I'm curious (PLEASE no snark, hostility or slings or I would have posted in Shameless, which is telling in itself, that we have that group, of which I'm a member :). Always good to let the vixen out of us
Why of all the zillion places, forums I've posted in a decade, this is one of the few (but not only) places where I see some of the most intense anger and ass chewing I've ever seen online, anywhere.
Now, Angry Bob who once had his angry way with me, clearly says it all by his name. (BTW, who is "he"?). He was poised to be pissed from the get go by his name.
So, I also get that online affords anonymity. Online people have the luxury of the keyboard distance, a time delay, to feel brazen and unleash. No eye to eye contact affords some serious emotional freedom, but whoa.
Thanking you in advance.