not posted to a thread or answered a thread in a PM because you felt your opinion would not be respected, or that it would open you up to criticism or hostility from other forum members? In other words, do you "bite your tongue" on some topics, either to keep the peace or to protect yourself? I know I have, and I wonder if others do this as well. I'm just curious about how much self monitoring goes on in a basically anonymous forum. I also wonder if newer or older members are more likely to self monitor.