Then don't ask the question! I have seen several threads lately that begin as someone asking for advice, clarification, or information that soon degrade into snide comments and harsh words (funny how you can sense bad attitude thru the computer). This seems to happen most often in the 'Breeds, Genetics, & Showing' forum. I believe this is because people are posting about birds that they intend to breed or show, and this makes them more valuable to their owners (or caretakers as I see it). This makes it hard to swallow when someone else has a different opinion on their birds. Usually, the comments left are honest, but not unkind. "You have a lovely millie D'uccle roo, but he is not show quality." "The Americana roo you have is actually an EE. Lucky you, I love my EE's!" HOWEVER, I have seen many recent posts where people are beligerent, or simply (and blatantly) disregard info and advice that is shared by others who want to educate and inform fellow chicken lovers. If you have questions you want to ask your fellow BYCers, be prepared for answers that you may not like or expect. If you get answers you do not like, say thank you for the info, and do more research. Momma was right again-if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.