Ian it was a shame to see you leave because of unpleasantness posted by BigDog. who branded my posts “diarrhea” and to which you valiantly objected, and were attacked by him for doing so.
Unfortunately, as was the case in your departure too often people delete their attack posts (as BigDog. did in your case, unless it was done for him) and so that is why it is necessary to quote what others say, otherwise it just looks like we’re making things up, or overreacting.
Unfortunately, it’s important to illustrate what others are up to, set out the constant goading and sniping, and to ensure the indefensible is not defended.
Sadly, it’s threads like this which seem to garner most interest and receive the most responses. That is a shame – best to ignore the carping and get on with posting positive content.
It doesn’t help when BT refuses to take action when low level insults are flung around, giving the Usual Suspects cause to feel emboldened and then that leads to escalation. But then why should Panacea invest resources in policing what is meant to be an adult forum of business people?
Ultimately, taking a step back and not taking this forum too seriously would probably help.