Folks: I am alarmed because I’ve heard three different people say that they felt bullied, or harassed, or attacked, and so they are withdrawing, or considering withdrawing, from the conversation. That is totally unacceptable, and the reason we have the community guidelines is because it is both important for the future of our community to have a place where people feel safe exposing themselves and talking about their ideas, and because it is just wrong and inhumane to abuse people and we won’t tolerate it.
I’m asking the moderators of this forum to diligently enforce the community guidelines. It doesn’t matter what a poster’s political views are, and it doesn’t matter how good are their reasons for being upset. They can either abide by the community guidelines and treat others with respect, or they can find somewhere else to post.