What a strange way to make an entrance... while I definitely agree that people can be ridiculous on this forum, it seems rather supercilious to make this announcement as your introduction post. If you find it so unsuitable, don't join?
Or, join, and wade through the occasional B.S. and see the immense amount of information to be gleaned and some of the truly wonderful people here... but don't be the pot calling the kettle black. Making blanket offensive statements about people being offensive is only going to put people on the defensive.
I just wanted to add, seriously- there are wonderful people here. I've made a lot of friends on this forum and learned a tremendous amount. Many of the threads on the breeder section, people just really, really, really want to stop someone from making a big mistake. I very rarely see anyone be outright nasty about any of the breeders asked about (in fact, it's against the rules to bash a breeder). I think perhaps people read into it with too much sensitivity. When someone asks about a breeder that is... less than reputable... people really DO want to be educational. They're not being know-it-alls, but in this particular case, they really DO know more than the person asking the question, and are in very many cases trying to keep someone from making the same sort of mistake they once made. Don't read too much into tone on these forums... very frequently people come across as stern or harsh when that is in absolutely no way their intention.
Last edited by LoveEcho; 09-12-2013 at 11:32 PM.