I just wanted to ask whilst there exists a code of conduct which points to the requirement to approach people with politeness and the like, I do feel that sometimes there are certain users who in their praiseworthy mission for the truth, may sometimes be overly critical. I appreciate that there is a milchemta shel torah and that sometimes we can get worked up as we strive to battle out a true p'shat, but I just wonder if it can be done in a more patient and polite manner.
On many occasions I find that people may give weaker answers and immediately the comments blow up and go crazy. Sometimes it is only because they have either not understood something right or they lack the relevant background knowledge. By the same token, I appreciate that there are some users who post answers more for political purposes or to advance their own baseless viewpoints. So whilst it is right to correct a point that is not valid or untrue, I do feel that we have lost a modicum of basic respect.
We are currently in the aseres yemei teshuva, and thus undergoing a sense of introspection - would it not be fair to mention the dictum from Chazal - 'derech eretz kadmah l'Torah' - to treat each other with respect which precedes Torah? And if so, should there not be a revision of the code of conduct to negate the sometimes quite negative and harsh tone employed in the comments section?