The internet brings out the worst in some people. It took me 30+ years of being on the internet to realize, accept, and admit that I am one of those people. It seems that in any online community I join, there's always someone (or someones) who serves as my antagonist... someone whose posts annoy me or irritate me or make me want to confront them, or mock them. I've come to realize that the problem is ME. The relative safety of the internet brings out an ugly, judgmental, snobbish, confrontational negative side of me. Like most terrible behavior, it's borne out of my own deep-seated insecurities. But that doesn't excuse it and I don't like it at all. I'd much rather be a Sandy, who finds the good in everyone and is always pleasant and kind.
So if I've ever been shitty to you, I'm truly sorry. I'm going to strive to be kind, to be more like the gentle kitten who has ironically been my avatar for so long.