I also seen a trend (most juvenile ) that people will kill the topic and attack the person. In which resulting into name calling and the like ~ This of all things ? I may write (or say ) some harsh stuff as long as it was in context . But the trend is to call some one fatso , or gaptooth , etc... which to me show the writer to have other issues than debating the topic at hand .
I would write you're are an idiot or thats BS and the like but it is with in context (not justifying my self but there is a difference)
One Flaw I have and share with many is the "knee jerk reaction" response where the FUs poor out and your fingers seem to trip over each other ... some what comical. But to be on topic here I do like a good debate I see it as fencing with ideals where others try to make it a street fight and ironically enough in this metaphor no one wins.