A follow up to another thread posted a while ago . . . When I first signed up with PN, when I found out there was a philosophy forum, I was absolutely thrilled, primarily because I studied philosophy in college (both undergraduate and graduate). Unfortunately, I didn't do much in aesthetics and was hoping to learn more by participating in the forum. Sad to say, with several exceptions, my hope was dashed primarily by two factors: threads having very little to do with photographic subject matter involving philosophy (or occasionally having little to do with philosophy per se), and too many posts that contained blatant or disguised ad hominems. Initially, I learned that perhaps I was overly sensitive and progressively have made attempts to toughen up. Unfortunately, I found in the "Philosophy forum on life support" thread that the practice of hurling ad hominems is alive and well. I, for one, rarely visit this forum any more and will continue to do so.