In another place I got into a discussion about the merits of cycling and the case for global warming. I like to try and keep to the facts, to keep emotion out of the discussion. I never insult anyone or react to insults. However, my discussions in this other place appear to have provoked a severe reaction. A lot of it was what I am used to, name calling, telling me to %^%^&$ off etc. However, one person who is apparently a police officer and who was not involved in the discussion anyway, decided to pip in. In this post the police officer suggested that they would knock me down if I had the chance, if they ever caught me committing any crime (no matter how small) that they would throw the book at me, and, and this is the worst, they suggested in this public forum that I cycled because I was a drink driver. Apparently this police officer remembered booking me, or something similar. First off, let me make this absolutely clear. I have never been and I am not a drink driver so this comment was completely slanderous. I would love to find a way to prove that this is a completely false allegation (any suggestions!). I am not looking for opinions on what to do as a result of these comments by the police officer (who is fairly easy to identify from previous postings). I need to make that decision for myself. I am not looking for anyone to defend my position or shout my corner. I am quite capable of that. What I am looking for though is some honest opinions about the way I write my posts. Do I come across as pompous, arrogant, with a big ego? If I do, it is certainly not my intention and is definitely not the type of person who I am. If i do what is it about the way I write that comes across as that and how can I change it. I take an awful lot of flak for what I try and do (just look at some of the comments on my youtube videos). I have had a number of comments suggesting that people would want to knock me down or even kill me. I suppose what I need to know is, (honest answers and not, we love you magnatom type replies, which I might not get anyway! ) is what I am doing a good thing, or do I antagonise people too much and negate the good? Just feeling a little despondent at the moment about all of this. (I thought I'd post this in cyclechat as I know a lot of the regulars who know me look in here. However, I would understand if you wanted to move this elsewhere).