Wow, they have temporarily shut down Whiteblaze due to the bickering and name calling among participants! I never went to any threads other than hammocking. But unless it really went down hill in the last few days, I never really noticed any significant hostilities amongst the hammock folks. Although, any time a newby would post a question, it did seem that a few non-hammockers would always quickly show up to say how much hammocks stink, but with harsher words.
I've got to say that, even including some threads branching out into politics and religion things have mostly stayed pretty darn civil over here.
Really, how is it even possible for adults to get into vicious arguments over hammocks or backpacking and the related equipment? There is nothing about this worth fighting over, IMO! Whatever, HYOH gals and dudes.