Was just thinking about photo site forums incivility (this one excluded -- more like DPR and especially lately, 43rumors). Lots of folks complain about "wanna-be" photogs on those sites. Referencing what "pros" would do (whoever they are -- it's like the term fascist, it's whoever you want it to be), and claiming other people are mor-ons, etc. I'm beginning to believe the real issue is not that the forums are clogged with failed, wanna-be photgraphers, but that they are clogged with failed, wanna-be writers. Because they can't actually create a blog, newsletter or article that others willingly read, they prefer the boards, where they don't have to register and no fear of being edited, to insert their "droll" or "witty" (at least in their own eyes) humor into other people's conversations. Instead of sticking to facts and topics, certain posters (I've been guilty of this in the past myself. I'm trying to reform!) descend into snarky, what they think are witty comments (something like this very post! If that's not ironic, lol). So, people are trying to figure out how to be some kind of sarcastic editorialist more than they are interested in coming to an understanding.