It pisses me off completely to see a thread closed because people cannot disagree in a civil manner. I can see the steps of this unfold like clockwork: controversial topic raised--> measured response-->others chime in--> someone posts a highly accusatory and mean spirited rant-->another reacts with equal emotional vigor but opposite beliefs-->then the conversation disintegrates into an argument about feelings and who is being mean. And then...someone flounces offstage with the exclamation "This is the last you will see of me."
To which most of us think "Don't let the door hit you on the way out".
Good Lord, can we act any more like high school girls?
I will maintain my PR membership because, well, it's the place I go to for a sewing fix. It's familiar, easy, all my patterns are there, & my reviews. It's really a great spot to get info on patterns. I LIKE PR. I guess my readers here are going to get a little politics now and then.
So, what is your reaction to this? Do you think sewing sites should avoid controversy?