The internet allows such free communication. It gives us the opportunity to open our minds to countless others, and it gives us the unfiltered thoughts of all the wide world.
The problem, of course, is that a bunch of the world has intellectual cooties.
As proven by QueryFail and the subsequent rancor over at Nathan's place.
If you didn't follow the twitter event last week, it was a few agents twittering in real time as they read queries and rejected them.
Some people felt it was educational and hilarious.
Some people felt it was unprofessional and an outrage.
But here's the thing: then some of them tried to talk to each other.
Honestly, people. When (a) two diametrically opposed factions meet and (b) at least one of them is really angry and (c) neither of them has weapons, you're really only going to end up with (d) name-calling.
You're all poopy-heads.