Thing is, I'm not being childish. Logic suggests that would apply to the people that are getting irrationally wrapped up about every single thing I say, do and even when I say or do it, tossing around wild accusations of handicap that are frankly insulting to all those that actually have it, never mind if someone with it is a client of yours. Amazing.
I really don't care about being respected by this community having seen how it acts toward those that are not part of its "circle". That's not a group of a people I wish to have accept me. All I wish is that you would show some civility, some decency and stop acting like a bunch of wild pack animals, or I want the site staff to step in and regulate, because obviously you all don't regulate yourselves or else you'd be making a speech to everyone else and not me.
It hasn't been easy taking all the crap I've gotten and holding my tongue and maintaining my cool, and yet I've gotten zilch for it except more abuse, accusations up to and including mental handicap and psychological disorder, and numerous people accusing me of behavior that clearly better applies to them at this point.
Your point about "in a group with hundreds of people...it's you" is completely flawed. That kind of thinking is what has led to mass suicide, genocide, hazing rituals resulting in damage up to and including death, the widespread bullying problem in schools today, gang violence, and numerous other problems stemming from tyranny of the majority. By that logic, Yulia Tymoshenko was the problem in Ukraine by virtue of being the thorn in the side of a bunch of bad actors.
So honestly, if you want me to take this seriously and/or care about what what this group does beyond simply behaving like normal people and getting off my back, then make your speech to the group causing the problems rather than the one enduring them. Like you said, I've modified my activity, but no one else has modified theirs. Time for some give and take here.