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| p.1 #7 · Does this forum have a negative tone lately? |
I've been posting here for 10 years (!) and stayed because most members were reasonably polite and thoughtful. Many of the other forums were the wild west with rudeness and insults abounding. Sadly, this forum has lost some of the friendly vibe and grown to be more like other forums. It didn't happen overnight but evolved during the last few years. Yes, older more polite members have left and were replaced with new blood, but I think it's largely a reflection of our society as a whole. Rude behavior and crude remarks are common on YouTube, news sites and other places where you are almost anonymous. I've read articles on newspaper sites where they detail a terrible death in a car accident and people will joke about their death and post crude racist and sexist comments which are uncalled for and have nothing to do with the accident. With those thoughts in mind, FM still embraces a higher standard just not as kind or polite as it was in 2003...
Yes, it's worse now than it was 5 or 6 years ago; I've noticed it. There's still good stuff, it's just a smaller percentage now than it used to be.