Wanna really know about someone's character? in Spiritual Discussions Posted July 17, 2006 · Report reply For example. "Prabhus, never find fault in Vaishnavas. Just like that Krishna Das, he's such a fault-finder. Don't become like him!" (Followed by an innuendo on why Krishna Das is so bad because he's a fault-finder: Just see what fault-finding turned him into.) That's an extreme example, but not uncommmon I find. Then, you have the countless other cases where someone starts accusing another of being a fault-finder because of a misunderstanding. A rule of thumb, then, is to "always assume best intention". Devotees in internet forums, especially those who feel they need to be on the defensive, often assume the worst and start blasting off others for being offensive, even if the original poster never meant any offense. Another important rule is, "Ask to clarify before you state a conclusion about another." I cannot claim to be perfect in following all this myself, but I think it is important that everyone recognizes this in principle and tries to adjust their conduct accordingly.