For the most part, we have a bunch of nice folks that hang out on epicski. But sadly, 9/11 has proved that there is a good deal of evil in this world that exists simply for evil's sake, and the Bears forum has not been completely immune to this.
When SCSA first joined this forum, he used his first and last name. The next day, he recieved some threatening phone calls.
Anyone who is even slightly in the public eye has to be at least somewhat aware of how they present themselves on an online forum.
On my website, I mention some of the gyms where I work. There was one point when someone here told an absolute lie about something I said in the fitness forum. By coincidence, the gym owner read the post. Since he did'nt have time to go through every thread to see if this was true, he was enraged! When I finally convinced him that I never said anything of the sort, he was ready to call his attorney and have AC reveal the posters identity.
Fortunately, the post was removed.
Keep in mind that AC has a policy of not allowing people to make offensive, threatening remarks by private message. If you recieve such a message, DO NOT REPLY! Put the person on your ignore list, and let AC know the problem. If you feel the threat is serious, make a copy and give it too your local police.
Fortunately, that does not happen much around here.