Good analogy. I don't understand it either. I think for some people this is their refuge. It's their safe space where they expect nothing but pats on the back and "great buy," and "oh, that's so cool," and "congratulations" type of posts. Any other type of post that might question the status quo is upsetting to them. And the crazy thing is that this happens even if you're not even responding to someone directly but just asking a forum question like "what's your long term plan?" "what has been hard for you to sell back, etc." Someone reading that post and realizing they may have purchased bullion they'd have trouble reselling will get very upset seeing what other people have to say. I think those folks should just go bury their head in the sand and ignore the scary world around them.