i'm gonna be less discouraging than other responders and say: go for it! just be courteous about it. by which i mean, make your own thread rather than camping someone else's, fight with ideas rather than people, put argumentation in the argumentation area, and just generally try not to be a jerk even if you're mad. people are a bit flinchy because there was recently an alcoholic narcissist who kinda sealioned half the staff into wasting hundreds of hours trying to explain to her why her various nastygrams and explosions and sexual harrassment episodes weren't ok. there are also a few folks here with a tendency to get splodey when stressed; it's not you, it's them, just put them on ignore if you don't want to engage. there's nothing wrong with just ignoring someone who upsets you. generally, if you're a civilized person who honestly wants to debate in good faith, you'll find a lot of takers, and some folks will really enjoy it.