People are people wherever you go, and nobody enjoys being insulted, demeaned, talked down to, or told how wrong they are. But some people might do well to examine HOW they communicate their ideas before blaming how they are taken on everyone else being unable to "take it".
But why does the onus fall on the deliverer to change? I never set out to belittle anyone, I often have toned down my initial thoughts to post, but still it seems to me that people CHOOSE, to take offence where none was intended. I get to be called mean poopy head, when I have taken the time to give what I think is good advice.
It is funny how often I have felt attacked by people assuming that I'm being mean, when that was not my intention, again, it's the internet, you post, you judge others, others judge you, Oh just like real life, but this big audience.
Walk away people, put the ones who annoy you on ignore, don't visit threads, boards or sites that you know will upset you. If you can't cope with what the internet is, stay the heck off of it.
And while I am unloading this "If you can't say anything nice don;t say it at all" which I know from Bambi....Disney advice, well I have to balance that with my mother, who was a true lady, from another generation, who raised me with her heartfelt lore "Tell the truth and shame the devil"