I’m sure you know, however, that USENET is full of provocative questions, and I’m the first to admit that SOME things I read on USENET go right to the anger center of my brain. That good ‘ole righteous wrath juice gets to flowing and sometimes I post something that I can regret at my leisure once the anger cools.
I learned a long time ago that at least for USENET, the Proverb is true:
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. [Proverbs 15:1-2]
And I also remember what my father taught me:
Boy, your mouth is going to get you into more trouble!