I think the majority of people reading and posting on this forum are seeking information, and to share the joys (and sorrows) of fishkeeping. This is a very different thing to keeping a string of doomed goldies or bettas in too-small, uncared for bowls and never once questioning WHY
they go fuzzy and die.
Let alone defending their fishkeeping practises.. This is what I mean when I say ignorance needs to be shamed sometimes.
Yes, we all make mistakes - gosh, I've made a few
. And here we all are, interacting with each other, sharing knowledge, asking questions. To me, that's a very positive thing and even if people are still learning, maybe brand spanking new to fish in general and very overwhelmed (been there..) they are HERE. Yay. =)