I hope you don't have the same experience here!
Granted, on the internet, no matter where you go, you can find "difficult people" - but Spark does give us some tools to help us protect ourselves from cyber bullying. You can block people from sending you personal emails, you can report any inappropriate post another user may place on your sparkpage or blog, and you can report any inappropriate post another user may direct at you on the forums too. You can also choose to set your sparkpage to public, friends-only or private, depending how much privacy/random contact you wish to have with others. Hopefully you won't need to use these tools very often, or at all! But they are there if the situation arises.
I've been around for 4 months now, and 99.99999% of my interactions here have been positive. It's a very supportive community. And a HUGE community. Whatever your goals, starting point, interests - you are bound to find some like minds here.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 169.0