How much of a sense of responsibility to accuracy do you feel when posting in this forum? To you, is this a "conversation" where you can make accusations without any experience or research? Or is it a place where we're compiling honest experiences that can be used as a starting point in investigating an agent or publisher?
I ask because I love AW and use this forum regularly. My writer friends call me the Query Tortoise because I'm so careful that in two years I've only sent out 35 queries. And Bewares is my first stop in finding information, but a couple of times I've found inaccuracies or comments made without research or any regard to destroying an agent's or publisher's reputation. I don't think I'm the only one who feels a sense of responsibility when I post something here. I mean, I've had negative experiences that I didn't report because I honestly thought that maybe the agent was having a bad day. Would it really be fair to tarnish a reputation over this one small thing?
So am I getting my panties in a wad over nothing, or does anyone else take this seriously?