I and other moderators and photo.net administration have been discussing an issue that I believe is unique to the Leica and Rangefinder Forum, and most likely unique to the internet: that of people making comments that are unsupportive and/or critical of others' enthusiasm with the apparent intent of egging people on or to show how really dumb we can be about our excitement for our cameras. These sorts of remarks are often so subtle in their design and implementation that they not only fly under the radar, they approach being evil; they are hard for moderators to address because they (mostly) lay within the forum rules, yet they are uncomfortable and really annoying to many. I don't want "You have to have a thick skin to participate here," to be a fall-back response anymore. It is not my intent to stifle honest, supportive, and useful criticism. It is not my intent to weaken exciting debates about issues or service or the industry or camera features or 20M other things. I am not lobbying for this forum to become a mutual admiration society. What I want is a zone to where Leica and rangefinder enthusiasts can freely come and show their enthusiasm and zeal for their hobby or profession without fear of a pigeon swooping in and crapping on their keyboards. That may sound like, "I want this forum to be a mutual admiration society," but there has to be some good, friendly, middle ground here. No, you don't need to own or use a Leica (or RF) to participate, but if you're not totally excited about Leica/RF photography, if you're not in Leica Nirvana most of the time, then please keep that fact to yourself! Our Leica/RF community is like a yoga class. If you want to be here or participate, you can't stand on the sidelines like a thug and issue cat calls to the ones on the mats. You have to put on your sweats and get out onto the floor and practice yoga. You have to be respectful of those who call this place a home on the internet. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to comment.