People say things they would never do face-to-face because they can hide behind the anonymity of the the Internet and get away with it. Doesn't bode well for the generation coming along who thinks this behavior is normal.
For the most part people are not mean. There are a lot of passionate and humorous people here. Sometimes topics may get into heated debates, But it is healthy. I've walked away learning something even from people whom I highly disagree with, at times. So stick around, we are not that bad.
I get accused if that sometimes. I certainly am not going to say that's a incorrect criticism. Thing is, frequently, people ask questions either wanting a certain answer, or to have others either agree with them it feel sorry for their really bad choices. I'm not just like this on line. I'm like this In Person as well. Don't ask a question if you don't want an honest, clear, and concise answer.