This is my first visit to the Personal Forum, and I am doing it because it is personal! Curlygirly decided to have a go at me in the Have Your Say forum. I responded, but there has been no further exchange. What I would like is that the TES website operates in the way that the old TES printed version survived throughout my UK career (1966 to 1996). | took it every week, and felt that it was a weekly paper extolling the virtues (and the problems) of the teaching profession. I am not suggesting that "letting off steam" should not occur, but personal attacks should only occur here in the Personal Forum, or perhaps in a Playground Forum, as I have so often suggested. I think there are far too many posters here who are still in the advent days of this medium, thinking that they can say what they like, and behave as if they are having some sort of personal relationship with anonomous posters in cyber-space. |p|>My suggestion is get real. If you want a personal relationship, go to the pub, or the sowing club, whatever, or, of course, express your personal views here in Personal! Not that I would pick them up, I rarely visit here. God bless.