Cheekako, et al,
I'm lurking here, and want to say that I, too, often find it hard to hang in there, and let all the contentious people vent their spleen on each other. I really don't like it when people are snarky. And sometimes I bug out. It is, after all, sort of illusory that we are a "community."
When you're out cruising, you put some effort into being friends with everybody, but face to face, people are/ behave more agreeable/y, and they moderate their behavior based on the visual feedback they're getting. There is a more real sense of community, to me.
Personally, i think it's a lot harder, in writing, to say just what you want to say, in a way that it will come across as just that, and nothing different. I re-write, I delete. I even give up sometimes. None of that shows, but it's part of my process, and possibly others'.
Don CL started a thread about people or events
or aspects of nature that happened while you were cruising. That was really hard, finding words-wise. Some things are perhaps better shared over a cuppa or a glassa?