I agree, many forums make this one look tame BUT usually these are forums where people can hide behind a name, and its not generally where people are living on eachothers doorsteps ( that I am aware of, and I am a member of a few) .
We live local to eachother, and those who don't, I assume would post because they have a connection to the area.
Its OK to say that we should look at other forums ... but reality is, people are getting upset, things are taken the wrong way ( I'm guilty of taking as well as giving in that department) .. but ask yourself ... if you found out the person you had upset lived in the house next door to you for example ... would you still say it was OK to say what we like to eachother , would you knock on the door of that persons house and say the same thing .... I don't think many of us would ( and if you would, I hope you dont live next door to me !!).
Yes, we can look at other forums, and many forums are classed as communities, the difference is, we are living in the community that we post about , we could be winding up the person sat on the bus next to us ( for example) ... we are all different, and there is nowt as funny as folk ... but its something I have thought about quite a bit of late when visiting the forum .