....There are very good reasons to be anrgy with some people here, and its never EVER caused for no reason at all...
that's what I was trying to say. Like I said, I've never seen a person ask a question and have a ton of people yell at them without getting the facts first. Mostly I've seen difference of opinion where two people feel very strongly about their side; however, those have usually concluded in a mature way adopting the agree to disagree route.
I caught a few threads when a person was yelled at but I know if I go back and read them every member was helpful and polite at first until the person does things like forum hop, ignore advice, and any number of infuriating things that I've seen people do. The funny thing is I don't think i'd notice a double post myself because there are so many members, so it's nice to know people are looking out for irresponsible owners............
I do feel, on one hand if a person joins it shows responsibility because I know there are plenty of owners who just buy rats, believe what they are told at a pet store, and have a good 1 year run with their "pets."
but, on the other hand, what is the point of joing a forum if a person is unwilling to take advise!!!
soooooooo anyhoo if I was misunderstood (it was very tired and unfocused last night when I typed it) I DON'T believe people have been "flamed" wrongfully, and if they have I have no doubt apologies were made and all was right with the world again. I think if it appears that a member has no tolerance they were just having a bad day from a pile of ignorance served on a chipped platter, rather several. I DON'T think any of the frequently posting members have little to no tolerance, they seem kind and helpful, and often times willing to hold their tongue, so a rat gets helped!!
I know this is getting long but I would like to add this
If you are willing to admit you're wrong when you make a mistake, and you are willing to take advice because you are a responsible and loving care giver for your animal then you have NOTHING to fear. We are all hear to share our love of ratties and help and educate new members. I personally would like to return the favor because I have benefitted tremendously from joining this forum