Has anyone else here noticed how much more civil the vast majority of people tend to be on the local forums such as this one. I am sure many on here also participate in larger national gun forums on the internet as I do and there seems to be such a difference. I think the main reason is that the type of person that causes troubles on national boards does not have quite the same confidence on a local forum where there is a much larger chance you might run into the other members you are rude to in a gun shop parking lot or at the grocery store. Attitude is often in direct proportion to the chance of actual fist to nose encounters. It is also quite a bit harder to claim to be an ex-green beret professional shooter/SWAT officer when other people on the forum see the 120lb, 5'6, 20 year old you bagging groceries at the Fred Meyer on a regular basis.