I agree. Before this forum, I had found another forum that helped with firearm questions about laws and such and I was very put off. As soon as I had mentioned OCing and asked for advice about being asked to leave a store I was flamed with MANY responses telling me that I was stupid and they didn't like the way I carried. After that initial flaming, I decided they weren't worth my time and I haven't been back to their forum.
Remember, you may have seen their post a hundred times and dealt with "newbies" thousands of times, but this is their first time and you're making their first impression. =]