I thought it best to start a new thread because my comments might be a tad disrespectful for the Change of Tone on the Forum
First of all, thank you to moderators for knowing how important this forum is to everyone. While I personally haven't seen/ experienced any nastiness on it, it is obvious several people have.
I'm glad the problem is taken so seriously, and nipped in the bud, because that sort of forum nastiness is just the thing which turns an unparallelled resource like Mythicscribes into a disorderly free-for-all for self-important idiots to ruin the fun for everyone else. I agree; nastiness cannot be tolerated, and since I have run across none here, I can only call it a testament to your vigilance.
With regard to the TYPE of nastiness people say was occurring....... We all come here to TALK to other people, to share ideas and learn from fellow researchers, writers, readers, and friends. If it's true there was grammar nit-picking, and the like; well, I just don't know how people can be so petty on a FORUM. While I am admittedly a grammar-B****, nazi, (insert derogatory term here), this is a place we may speak in the common tongue without having to edit the crap out of what we write. I am guilty of posting before proofreading, and I am not the only one. As a result, we have typos, misspellings, and grammar fails, but most of the great people here look the other way (or if the typo is funny, have a little chuckle and move on). In all my dealings with people here, no one has been other than polite and respectful, and I do hope the consensus is that it has returned to such after what appears to be a temporary invasion of our bouncy castle by a drunk old vagrant who thought he could take up residence (I mean that completely figuratively, of course, as I have no idea who the offenders were). Well the moderators have thrown him out and cleared the smell, and I say Yay! Bounce on, my friends.