To the best of my knowledge, I haven't made any enemies on any forums I've visited. On the one hand, I'm a little surprised by this, because I'm opinionated and loud-mouthed and ... well, arrogant. On the other hand, though, I try
to be respectful in my posting and hope that when I comment on someone else's post, I'm commenting only on what they've said, and not on them as a person. I like challenging other people's thoughts and opinions, but I prefer to do it in a way that will make them think, not walk off in a huff because I've insulted them on a deeply personal level.
Of course, someone out there could have a major hate-on for me and I'm just too oblivious to notice it.
There was one person ... on this site ... who I kinda sorta maybe considered an enemy. She no longer posts here -- she took off after other people called her on some of what she was saying -- but when she did post things, she was just so outlandish that I had to challenge what she was saying. She was also blatantly, unabashedly, unapologetically racist, and I just couldn't tolerate that. She actually kinda scared me.
But now she's gone, so *shrug* whatever.
argue with people on TCS. And I like discussing controversial subjects and playing devil's advocate. But I have always found that the people with whom I've disagreed have always been really quick to intelligently
defend their own arguments and are very slow to take personal offense at anything I've said. In a few cases, I've had PMs from people (and sent a few of my own) where potentially hurt feelings were dealt with before any problems could start.(Oh, and as an aside, Zissou'sMom get bonus points for using the words "prescriptivist grammar mavens" in a sentence. I'm envious of that linguistic marvel.)