My fellow clydes. I am saddened to be writing such a thread but I feel it has to be said. We are becoming "angry" and unwelcoming to new,returning or existing members. Over the summer I have noticed a definite trend of passively-insulting or outright insulting other members. Of course, this is all hidden behind the guise of "tough love" but I for one can see when people cross the line and its being crossed.
I do not want to call out individuals as they may be embarrassed or (more likely) go into a tailspin of "you are a troll" type childish retorts. I dont have the time or interest to repeatedly respond and defend in such a thread.
When I joined the clydes in 2010 I was unsure and embarrassed to be asking 'fat' questions but the responses were always supportive, helpful and most of all non-judgmental. Please people lets get back to those days. If it means a couple of people get into a sulk and leave the group -so be it. We are better off without the negativity. They rarely contribute any information on actual RIDING anyways.
Anyways, just my 2c.