This forum is unique and I have only just recently discovered this.
I had thought the cameraderie and maturity displayed here was unique to the online Myst communities, that it was something about the Myst games that attracted people who could see the difference between a heated discussion and meanspiritedness.
I was mistaken. It is unique to THIS forum and THIS group of people.
This misconception recently cost me. I fear it may cost this forum.
By my blundering I have drawn attention to this small corner of the internet and may have opened it up to the very mean, nasty and downright childish behaviour that typifies most other places on the 'net.
I apologise unreservedly to this community for any hurt I have or will cause it.
Thank you all for the good times I've had here, and I pray they will continue.