I am frustrated that patch article comment threads have degraded into a place where community members exchange insults with each other instead of concerns, ideas, and respect.
This is not only happening in Golden Valley Patch, but on virtually every patch across the country.
Occasionally, I have been the frustrated user with minority ideas, but never attack the character, or intelligence of those I am in disagreement with.
Conversely, on some issues my opinion falls in the majority; at these times I am very careful not to gloat.
My goal is to identify small communities where Patch users exchange insults that reflect the national political vernacular, and join in the thread for the purpose of facilitating discussion on these issues, rather than to allow our feelings to create divisiveness in our communities.