Welcome Aboard CF!
Most of the members of CF are people I would enjoy meeting in person.
A few have attitudes that would make that less likely to happen.
And some are simply just misunderstood because text only communication can lead to misunderstanding of their tone and intent.
For example, I know of a CF member
who seems "crusty" on the forum, due to his typically short text writing, but I have spoken with him for over an hour on a very nice phone
call and never felt he was "crusty" or difficult, or had a bad attitude. On the phone
call, in a dialog, he sounds nice, perceptive, reasonable, and understanding.
Bon Voyage on the Forum and on the water