Interesting article-sad, but interesting. It seems to me that an online message board where many people know each other personally and have actually met in person, or know each other through friends of a friend, etc., is much like 'real life', in that the interactions go much the same way. The 'Blowhards', as mentioned in Jesse's posted article, will receive the same reactions online as they do in 'real life'. Its simply a microcosm of the macro. People who constantly insert themselves into others' posts for the purpose of blabbing about anything and everything are not always appreciated, especially when their intent is to hijack the post or use it as their own personal pulpit for whatever their whim is at that moment. Aside from unstable teenagers who are not properly monitored by their parents during their online computer interactions, people will generally treat you as you treat them. Everyone does not appreciate interacting with everyone else online or in person at a party or other social event. Life goes on (unstable teenagers excepted).