I posted a note in the Democratic Forum, and a reader suggested I do the same here. It's a great idea.
Basically, I wanted to let people know that BellaOnline forums are for mutual support. That a Republican should feel safe coming in here to express views, and that a Democrat or Independent won't be tearing into them in this environment.
Here is what I said in the Dem Forum:
"Just FYI, this is the Democratic Party forum. Not saying anyone can't talk here, but people looking for support for Republican views might post in the Republican Party forum here on BellaOnline?
I am trying to be delicate here, as I post in the Rep forum from time to time. But when I do post there, i try to be respectful of where I am. I try not to rip into Republican viewpoints since it's just not the right place to do it. :-)"
Does this sound fair? So we can turn this to be the exact same thing - respect from the Dems for the forum you are visiting?
Non-Republicans should be respectful of the Republican viewpoint if they come into this place.