Well since it's the same members who are stupidly arguing over whatever, I am hoping that they can stay contained to that thread. If I close it, they may just start again elsewhere...I think the moderators have given up. Constant personal attacks and it is not stopped.
I didn't follow that thread in question and therefore don't know the players involved. Let me throw out an off the cuff number of people who just don't know when to call it quits in a thread. Less than 10? That's really not bad considering how many people are on this forum.Thank you guys for raising this issue. To be fair to the Mods though, why should we not better self govern these threads and thus not have to rely on the Mods to be the bad guys? Are they being paid for being the peace keepers here? You are expecting a huge time commitment and a supreme effort from them to baby sit the unreasonably pissed off commentators.
It very sad to see so much anger and vitriol being put into so many of these recent comments, but the Mods aren’t our parents, and if we ourselves can’t or won’t do a better job policing these threads ourselves and controlling our collective tongues, maybe the Portal will have to wind up just shutting down.
But the big increase in pettiness, name calling and otherwise churlish behavior seems to show in some members here a weirdly perverse pride for being such happy disrupters of these usually useful and helpful discussions. We knowingly are self destructing the Expo Portal along the similar path that so much of US society is taking today.
I will admit though, that some of these purposely disruptive threads and comments seemingly are initiated or posted with the laudable intent of starting stimulating, controversial or even humorous discussions. The better ones that do that do serve a valuable and entertaining purpose.
But just wait for it....I’m sure this post will get the sadly expected amount of negative, pissy responses from “offended” offenders that quickly really will just prove my points.