I think you are taking these personal attacks much to personally.<tic>
Don't waste your time fretting a worrying over these folks remarks. I
think the majority of this group want to hear discussion from both you
and Tom --on line. For those that don't, there is an easy out. I've
never seen a computer yet without a delete key or a scroll-down key.
It's kind of a pecking order thing. There are always some out there who,
for whatever personal reason, feel compelled to attack an individual they
perceive as vulnerable. In this case it was your openly renegotiating
your cyber-relationship with Tom. Just too "warm and fuzzy" for them.
So, they couldn't resist the urge to jump in and slap you with one or
two vicious jabs.
This is a non-issue. Simply follow your own advice --per the subject
Linda VanCeylon & crew
Buhni, Sunny, Rabbit, & Fiddler