Some people get on this bus, ride for a while, pay their fare in contributions, then,
decide they donít like the direction the bus is going and decide to get off.
That is sad but fine, because new people will get on and ride for a while, bringing new perspectives to the journey!
The drivers of this bus are dedicated to keeping it friendly and informative. Disallowing baiting and taunting of other posters is a well known standard that has not changed since I joined.
Even when they stop and change direction of the bus when it gets bumpy in a personally interesting journey, I just remember the times I was glad they did!
That does not mean that anyone cannot restart the same topic, by admonishing all to keep it civil, but few do because of imagined slights. So the bus lurches on.
For those who choose to get off for a while, donít blame the drivers who try to keep it on a path of civility and respect. Look instead to whoever first cast stones in a well intentioned debate.
Few of us are innocent and perhaps the more experienced like myself, are less so!
I hope we can all rise above this! ....