Fear of failure? Fear of success? I've added a few to my ignore list. It takes a lot to get me to do that. The question about that method to escape a mean spirited member involves sabotage. Some come here to learn how to write. Some come here to get some critique. Some come here to learn about publishing their work. Some come here to share ideas about writing and flock with birds of their feather. I fall into those last three, for the most part having found employment at times in writing, yet all apply. Learning to write is a never ending process. Sharing ideas about writing and breaking the rules is what makes a forum interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Lardner Ring Lardner was born in the same town I was. He was best known as a humorist and sports writer. He broke the rules by handing out satire to an often stoic public and one flock of feathers followed this style. Me too. In that, I'm saying there is a wide spectrum of styles and personalities on a forum of this size and candor, so why do we need to put others down who we have never met? Our personalities certainly show up in our writing. When did a market open up for mean spirits? I have yet to see a mean spirited work gain raving fans. Isn't it self sabotage to act meanly toward others?