I appreciate when people take the time to leave a well-considered review of their cruise. I want to hear the good and the not-so-good.  However, lately I have noticed some very sarcastic responses to a couple reviews.  Perhaps the original post might have sounded a bit whiny but responding with mean/sarcastic comments not called for and not what I've come to expect in terms of quality exchanges here.  I'm all for putting on one's big girl/boy pants when participating in online forums, but I'm also very put off by some of these needlessly mean spirited responses.  I've flagged a few as a result.

My biggest concern is that this site turns into so many others where the discussion topic veers off course into name-calling and pointless retorts.  Does anyone else notice this or feel the same regarding the tone of posts here at cruise line.com?