Yes, people should treat posts on Yahoo as though they are out in public, in person, unrepresented, down at the lobby of city hall.
Posters who respond to bashers should heed this scripture:
"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for Gods wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord" Romans 12:17 and 19
Nice use of bible quote, but your appeal to authority fallacy won't work with the smarter posters on here, which are not the basher's, nor pumpers. You should direct you're fallacies at those people because they will most likely believe it.