Thanks RestoringtheGoddess, for your upbeat words, and I'm glad you found a home here in the EUM message board.
Torey, yes, I think occasionally the anonymity of message boards makes people think, "eh, what have I got to lose, I'll never see this person in real life..." and they don't give much thought to what they say or how they come across. But for the most part, like RestoringtheGoddess said about people on this board, most people on the boards are good natured, simply looking for others to befriend and learn from.
If it's any consolation to you I've seen all sorts of message boards where people post rude stuff...so-called Christian boards, "enlightened" New Age boards. I saw a Jehovah's Witness board which was just people hurling one personal attack after another, and there was no point. So it's not just the pagan boards.
Maybe take a little break from all-things-message-board for a few weeks, and come back to them fresh.
In Love and Gratitude,
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see."
Awaken now, or be rudely awakened later. Either way, you WILL wake up.