Admittedly, this post is inadvertently going to make the problem sound way worse than it really is. And at times, I think people are just frustrated with trolls and spammers, which is understandable. Furthermore, I realize that the wide array of personalities just comes with the territory of online forums. And it's cool that the mods tolerate a little venting and aren't too strict to get after everybody who has a questionable post.
There have been times that I came on here frustrated and contributed to the negativity, but I was put in my place real fast. Although, part of that was because I am mature enough to realize my momentary immaturity and correct it (paradox, I know- I'm human).
I wish there was some kind of a warning system, like I've seen on other forums such as linuxforums.org and general-forum.com. Or if there is, I wish it was a little more strictly enforced.
To be fair, I will continue to come here no matter what. All things considered, this is a very well run forum site, in my honest opinion. News is updated fast, there are many places to chat and ask questions. I have found help to campaign struggles on here. The good far out-weighs the bad, 100-fold. Having said that, I just wanted to give some feedback that I, and others I know, have noticed that this site tends to be a little more hostile (perhaps that's a better word than "harassing") than other forum sites we're on and it's discouraging at times. That's all.
Thanks for your time in reading this.