I would like to apologize in advance if this is incorrect, or not to be used in this way.
I am new here, and trying to not rock the boat, I only have 20 or so posts, and I have enjoyed this site for a couple weeks (1st as a lurker).
I have had zero complaints, it seems to be a well moderated site, that has active admins who police the site very effectively. I have not agreed with people here (such as Nonukes), but it was always cordial and fine (sometimes people do disagree with you).
That was until today. I made a post in the coffee house (the really active subforum here) in a thread titled Bears. It appears that my post was something that the OP (Theodoric) did not agree with, and in his response decided that berrating me was appropriate and acceptable. I am sorry I have a different opinion but I think more tact would have been appropriate, rather than the school-yard behavior I encountered.
Here is the response
There is rarely a need to shoot a bear unless you are hunting it. In a bear encounter in which you have incited the bear to attack I highly doubt you are going to get off 5 effective shots. Also, your choice of ammo shows you are either a poser or just not real smart. Any idea what that hollow point is going to do when it hits that bear? Didn't think so. I don't think 5 .357 hollow points are going to stop a bear of any size. Ever spend much time in the woods?
so based on my opinion I am either "not smart" or a "poser". I understand whais being said when one asks a question and both answers are negative. Then this person continues by asking a strawman question and answering it.
I really would like to know if this kind of posting is generaly accepted here or not? I have not run into it until now, the vast majority of the poeple here are respectful, even to those of other opinions.