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| p.2 #3 · Does this forum have a negative tone lately? |
I'm not sure it is any worse than when i joined, but i came here several years too late to be part of the clique of early users and the small family "feel" that i'm sure the place had in the early days.
Some topics seem to provoke quite heated debate, generally hardware/software where one person's experience doesn't mirror that of another and the two sides are unwilling to accept the validity of the others' experience. Mostly these seem to get smoothed over within thread, but there are the odd topics that veer wildly off-course and become too personal. They generally get moderated out of existence pretty quickly, as we are good at reported them when they get out of hand.
I've also noticed that the same topics tend to keep re-appearing, and once you've answered the same question 3 or 4 times you tend to make answers briefer and briefer, and then misunderstandings can occur.
Finally, it is easy to forget that a lot of members here have english as a second language, and misunderstandings can occur due to that.
I don't use the hide button - i've found most folk here have wisdom to share, even if they hold world views that do not align with mine, or occasionally have a moment of indiscretion in what they write. I mostly just try to ignore inflammatory posts - there really is no moral imperative to "correct" what you feel is someone's "ignorance" and "stupidity", even if it sometimes feels like there is.