As we all know, the internet is very vulnerable to misunderstandings. Even a joke, told in writing, can be misread by people you know well, and feelings can be mistakenly hurt. Things can be written, and either misunderstood, or said in such a way that one wishes they could be retracted.
Add to that the difficulties of different understandings of language, differing cultural reads about the messages, and possibilities of flare-ups abound. It is pretty clear from the recent round of posts that this is happening - can it be stopped, please?
Let's refocus on our shared goals - sharing of information, and avoid the descent into a pit none of us want. Can we avoid any more personal discussion on this thread for a while?
(sorry - WIllem - this was posted just after yours above: yes, please!)