Fuck it. I am not going to read all 13 pages but as of page 3 still no one brought it up so here it is...................................
If you don't like the topic, don't read it!!!!!! Don't response. Shut your eyes. Walk away from the keyboard. Remember this is the internet????
This is, without question the single best question asked. I have never understood why folks who either don't like a subject or are offended by a subject or don't like the participants of a subject don't just hit the back button and either find a different subject or, if the entire forum is too hot, a different forum.
Each forum is dynamic. They go through cold spells and hot spells. BWOT has been cooking pretty well for the past five years, six years ago it was an echo chamber. There will be times in its future where it will be quiet again, where folks will decide to move to other things. New folks will come in, many with different interests. That is the nature of the beast.
I have had long, loooooooooooooong discussions with folks who have wanted to change the way BWOT is. They wanted a different BWOT with the same people. Then it is not BWOT anymore. Those who come here for BWOT would not be happy with those changes. So it boils down to sometimes a forum is a great fit and sometimes it is not.
Could we all make a point of being a bit more civil, YEP. It that going to work in the middle of civilization's classic arguments, who knows. I look at some of the discussions here. You see flip v flip and astute v astute. Folks respond to what they see.
And, as posted at the top of this post, if you don't like it, hit the ESC key and find something you like. Teeth grinding and high blood pressure are just not necessary parts of a recreational activity.