I don't want to argue with you, but even you told me yourself that you kept coming back to the forum because curiosity got the better of you... Then you said it was for a different reason. It doesn't matter what the reason is, honestly.
I was simply agreeing with Genes. If something upsets me THAT much, for my own temper, sanity, etc, I don't go back to that forum again. The time Red Fraggle and I exchanged words, I knew she'd responded to what I posted because I got a message... but I did not even open the message or go back to that forum because that would have made me want to respond back. By then, it was all a moot point anyway, and I didn't want to be upset anymore. I realized it was not worth me getting upset & I had more important things going on in my life at that moment in time. I knew if I went to see what she'd written, I'd have been pissed off all over again. (That was months ago, though, and I no longer have any issue with her.) And so, I never visited that forum again.
I'm sorry if I misstated your opinion. You did not get upset because people asked for research. I was wrong to word it the way that I did. My wording of it made it look like you felt something that you did not. As you stated to me, you got upset because you felt people were acting superior, at which point you feel there is no point in discussing it further with the person. I told you that I felt you should continue to defend yourself on that topic because you felt SO strongly about it. Because there are other people out there who wanted to know what you had to say, not just the person you felt was acting superior.
This forum was not for you or all because of you. Yes, our conversation "prompted" my curiosity as to why people come to the forums...but I posted it because I really wanted to hear what people had to say. I like hearing what people have to say. I like knowing what's going on in other people's heads. There is something I find interesting about it when you try to figure out what they think or do, and why they do it, and understand where they're coming from, and then maybe see if you can open their mind. Open mindedness is one of the best traits I think someone can possess. Some people I know come to start drama. Some people I know come to have their minds opened. Some people come to debate and discuss with people of like and different minds.
And I would like to know your opinion on that as well. What makes you come to the forums? Do you come to debate or discuss? Do you come to change people's minds? Etc, etc. I really want to know, 'cause you never really answered.