Within minutes of posting a message about a poetry issue in the UK, I was inundated with nasty personal messages. One poet said she was "disgusted" by me. Goodness, and I was only recommending we try and get along. Apparently, poets are not immune to the dangerous attractions of instant messaging and the Internet. But, as I have said before, we need to be good to each other, and to try to reign in the ad hominem attacks. I can only imagine what it would be like to be one of the offenders in this whole PoSoc debacle, if a mere bystander can get so spammed and reviled. This is why I have removed the earlier posts on the matter from this week. I have no wish to continue being a part of this. There are enough parties on both sides to handle it at this stage.