Excellent post Marcia:main_yes:!!Well, I've had my head (and other body parts) ripped off by Seamus... and I survived! I have also done my share of ripping on a few people as well. This is a community, and even if the relationships are online without the physical interaction, it's still a relationship in it's own unique way. ANY relationship has it's ups and downs, good times and not-so-good, disagreements and arguments, as well as encouragement and sharing. For me, the most important aspect of a relationship is respect and trust. There are people in this community that I trust, and some I don't. Same goes for respect. These are qualities in a relationship that take time to develop, sometimes with a rocky start.
I'd like everyone who reads this post to stop and think about the wealth of experience and knowledge that is in this community. Think of the 'tried and true' gecko breeders and keepers that we all at least know of. Then think of how many of these valuable people that actually post here on this forum. I'll bet everyone can agree that very few do. Why do you think this is?
One of the reasons they will not post on forums is because it is too frustrating to deal with all the sophomoric drama, arguments, and cry-babies that think they are not being treated fairly. Also, there is the element of redundancy in answering the same questions over and over for many who can't be bothered with doing their own research. It's the feeling of entitlement so many seem to possess that just want things handed to them without having to work for it. New "breeders" that feel they should have automatic credibility because they keep a few geckos and have a website with a cool name... without having to pay their dues to the community to earn that level of respect and credibility.
Sooooo... stop crying and suck it up. Grow up and quit squabbling, or I just may have to send the Mean Old Gecko Lady (or Seamus) to straighten you out.