I have to admit that I do quite like the chatty threads. I am disabled and have two small children, so am limited in what I can do and the amount of adult contact I have. GW forums keep me sane. I have asked questions and had them answered, and passed on bits of what little gardening knowledge I have. Adult debate should be welcomed, for every garden there is a gardener, and thank goodness our gardens are not all the same, neither should our opinions be the same, it's all part of life's rich tapestry.
The trouble with forums is you can't always tell from the written post if the poster is joking, having a leg-pull or being downright rude. I always intend my posts to be light hearted, and sincerely hope I've not upset anyone, I've had some brillant advice and lots of laughs from this forum. Unfortunately I've also had to ignore several trolls., a small price to pay for the wealth of knowledge & friendliness on here.
I am not a contributor to the 'fork handles' thread, mainly because I feel the need to read through the 4000+ posts (yes, I put the anal into analyst), which is why, probably like many others, I didn't realise the implications of using the term 'forkers'.
It's not my intention to insult, belittle or take the p*** out of anyone on here, so if I've upset anyone, you have my sincerest apologies, my life would be a fair bit poorer if GW forums didn't exist.