I didn't watch to hijack Hans' EVH prototype thread any further, but I did want to comment on this....
It is a sad comment on society that people feel free to indulge themselves in behavior they would never even contemplate person to person.
I don't have any suggestions on how to eliminate this behavior other than what we all try to do here. We walk the line between calling out bad behavior and ignoring true trolls. We are fortunate that we have moderators with both brains and sentiment and that our forum is constructed to head off most nastiness from the outset with its rules against political or religious threads.
But it still boils down to your wife's observation. One should never post anything they would not be willing to say to another person if they were standing nose to nose with you..