I see this thread for what it is. So I don't mind the often off-color banter that most likely directly gives us the entertaining titles. No one can complain when one gets a title due to commentary in the Title Fairy thread. I also agree that we're pretty friendly, for an online forum. Would we all get along if we met in person, probably, must have weekend friends? Probably not. I've probably called Charles, Chuck as well, with nothing more then a playful usage. I obviously wouldn't mind being called Chester because it's not my real name. So I can't compare the affect.
What I find troubling is this is heading for bad feelings and a permanent departure. That's part of this forum I don't like. We all have off days where we feel a bit sensitive to comments and our own comments are harsh by intent. But that usually clears and all is well. I've had trouble stepping away, probably steams from a small internet addiction. Happily I asked for a 1 year sabbatical a couple years ago and couldn't post but only sit back and read what was going on. It was worth it as it added clarity to my fragile existence on this very friendly forum.
I just don't want to see anyone make a dumb decision out of a bad day with permanent repercussions. If you need a break take one, if you need help with a break ask for one. I'm not sure it would be offered, but we've lost many valuable members due to a bad day. And I for one look forward to the time I spend with you kids.