I don't behave/speak all that differently here than I do IRL. I wasn't aware when I first joined that USMB allows kids on, and I have been cognizant of this since I learned. But in truth, we seem to have only a couple of young people and they seem to hold their own, so it does not chill me as much as perhaps it should. I think the men on USMB owe the ladies a modicum of consideration. Save the no-holds-barred viciousness and threats for one another. I think the young owe a teeny-weeny amount of consideration to the mature, and the mature owe a much larger consideration to everyone else, especially the very young. I think it's wrong to keep after someone who has thrown the white flag or seems to be distressed. I think the straights need to check the anti-gay insults, especially when they hurl them at GLBT USMB-ers. This is something I need to work on myself. I think our military and vets should be looked at by us civilians with gratitude and pride. We admire you. We admire your families. If you are a professional -- painter, plumber, lawyer, scientist, doctor, computer genius, broker, etc. -- remember some people on the 'net are so lacking in critical thinking skills they will follow your advice to the letter. You all know the caveats to use....I think you should try to remember to include them when you post "with your biz hat on". I think the American USMB-ers are generally polite to the furreniers, and that this is, after all, a US political board. I hope we aren't all coming across as Ugly Americans and I know, I like learning a little about other nations. So, what are your USMB manners? BTW, I certainly dun claim I never have a manners faux pax. Mine are hardly the standard anyone else should be following...at least not as I practice them!