... if you are saying that you eschew participation in websites based in certain nations solely on that basis, without regard to the content of the sites in question; and that "cultural personality differences" can be generalized to groups rather than attributed to specific known individuals; then I'd respectfully maintain that you ARE being "prejudicial"
Actually, Mike, I guess some might view the statement I made as being prejudicial, but it really isn't intended that way. It's, I guess, intended to be more stereotyping than prejudiced. It's not that I personally have any prejudice toward those that I'm talking about. I just know that for whatever reason, the cultural difference between them and me, frequently seems to lead to misunderstandings by both parties due to differences in wording, what is and isn't rude, what is and isn't humor, etc. Though my beliefs in those areas may differ from someone else's, it in no way makes either necessarily right or wrong. I also, truly don't like to be rude to anyone, and equally I don't like to be treated rudely. Yet, I have found myself becoming rude in response to what was perceived to be rude treatment, and being treated rudely in response to what was perceived to be rude treatment by me. So I prefer to try to avoid places where there seems to be an abundance of those with whom the issue seems to arise the most. Again, it's not a prejudice per se, as I feel no anger or hatred or anything of the sort toward those I'm speaking of. In fact, I'm quite disappointed that I've reached a stage where I feel I want to look elsewhere for a place to participate. I greatly enjoyed several conversations, and the amount of knowledge and experience there were also wonderful. But I have seen so much of this issue... and not just with me, with several others who don't seem to be participating there any longer either... that I have decided that I won't participate, but rather sit back and enjoy what knowledge I can pick up there by just observing and reading forums, tutorials, etc... but not participate. However, I do want to participate, so I seek other places to do so.
I hope that made sense. :-)