I don't understand you SharkWhisperer. On the one hand you graciously help hcb with his rocket stuff, and on the other you have to slap somebody that's done you no wrong so you can get down in the weeds instead of being nice. The second personality detracts highly from any perceived good the first personality might do.
An old riddle comes to mind: what do you call a person that's nice nine times out of ten, but on the tenth acts like a jerk? An asshole! That's right! One prick shot negates many many good deeds. Your suggestion isn't reasonable, because it was offered in an unreasonable way. You turn people off, and they don't want to be agreeable. Simple. The idea has been shot in the foot because it was disrespectfully suggested. A person with your obvious intelligence knows that. So, your motivations are suspect, at best (in my opinion).
Another saying, this from Raylan Givens: "You run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day long, you're the asshole."
Another saying from my mother: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything. Yeah, I have a really hard time with that one too!
The damage done by creating an uncomfortable atmosphere for fruitful discussion is not measurable, because timid folks just steer clear of posting, so nobody knows what they might have said Nobody wants to be the guy on the hotseat. Well, almost nobody, it seems. Pouncing on people publicly stifles conversation, that's just a plain fact.
Anyhow, kleberrios- I saw an indoor firework demonstration at a PGI convention once, and the atmosphere was choking. I thought it was from smoke from the oxide of the burning metals. What do you think about that?