"I too have zero interest in personality clashes, unfortunately in the early years of the web without emojis, it was all to easy to misjudge meaning which seemed to happen all too often in discussion groups of all kinds creating issues..a great pity."

I agree with Luddite. I was involved in the same discussion group. I now take great care what I write and how I express myself. Even then I often make a mess of it. But it is too bad as I often do not take part in an interesting debate for fear of being misunderstood.