It seems there is a bit of bad feeling around here. One of the problems with online forums is the veil of annonymity, people make assumptions about other users and may often behave in ways which are out of character. As has been pointed out elsewhere, location-based forums often suffer from a lack of shared interest, whereas topic-specific groups (e.g. music, photography, sports) can be more succesful due to members meeting up face to face in social environments. Obviously there is an "Introductions" section elsewhere, however in the interest of possibly drawing a line under recent events and moving forward in a way which will hopefully build a platform from which this enterprise can grow I wondered if a few introductions may be of use? An effort, potentially, to "humanise" some of the people we are conversing with.