q. Bashers often mild or full-blown cases of personality disorder?
a. If you follow Yahoo message boards, you often find complete jerks who post junk, insult people, and generally ruin the board, and yet they are not bashers. They are jerks. I suppose that since most boards are followed by longs (longs being more common than shorts), a good place to be a jerk (or to pretend to be wealthy and smart) is on a Yahoo Board. Unlike polite company, you are never forced to leave. To my observation, many Bashers display in their syntax, spelling, punctuation that they are not well-educated, and their discussion leaves one to believe they are not financially literate, and often their claims of accomplishments are such as to strain credulity. Whether apparent basher, or apparent jerk, the effect can be the same to reduce the utility of the board. In reality the jerks on the boards could be bashers using a different tactic, and the apparent bashers could simply be jerks.