I feel this should be posted here, and I beg that all of you read it. This is actually the first time I've read "Those Girls" in a long while, but I'm glad I chose to, today.
It is important that we all remember this is just a game. I've found myself getting a little too angry at a player's performance at times. That in itself is pretty sad. But where I draw the line, and where everyone else should draw the line, is at personal hatred. Player hatred and personal attacks are uncalled for.
And as inconveivable as it sounds, players do Google themselves. Not that you should really need a reason to control what you say. Whether there is a consequence to your actions or not, remember that you are talking to real-life human beings, about real-life human beings. Have some compassion.
I am sorry to sound preachy, but what Sarah said is something I've wanted to say for awhile. And I wanted to add a little bit myself.
Go ahead and read her article which is more eloquent than what I have to say.