i agree with the sentiment of this thread, much better to be friendly to your fellow ribbers.
Hands up i used to give codders a hard time over his boat or lack of it at the time and some of his postings, just like others did, but now i have more important things to attend to and wish him all the best with his venture.
Friendly banter is good fun, it is just when it gets personal that folks take offence.
Anyway this site is great for advice, meeting folks, sharing experiences etc and it is great to meet like minded people.
We hope to travel all over the country this year with our rib so will probably meet up with a few folks then.