yet many people come to this site and witness this bahavior...so it DOES reflect ont he rest of the site.
There is a paying members only area. If you want to bash on people, then that is the place it should happen.
Bear, what you call fun and relaxing, is enough to run good people away from this site.
Yeah, we have had some people leave, but we have had more come in, and some come back. Our post count is up as a group, our unique thread count is up and our traffic is up.
This is a dynamic sandbox. Folks come, folks go. Sometimes they get tired of the BS and leave for a while. That makes perfect sense. This election season escalated the demeanor of the group rather quickly. Many of us thought it would settle down after the election was over and things moved into a rhythm of a new administration.
From that basis, look at what has caused much of the agitate from November to now. And not just on this board. There is a loud undercurrent of discontent by a small group of folks who just can't seem to get over losing an election and are somehow surprised that, with a deep recession and a boatload of debt we have to do drastic things to recover. I usually call them nitpickers but they are more than that.
We have had a group of religious threads, in some way a breath of fresh air from politics, except that they are now intermingled and much of the concern from the folks on the left side of that discussion is the Christian influence on our Government. Same folks, slightly different discussion.
As long as we talk about the hard stuff, instead of what some of the other boards talk about [dating, beer, why folks aren't getting laid, impressing other with watches, what's the best makeup to cover adult acne [the bimmer forum]] we are going to have discussions that get to the point and stay there. Few folks that get to the world of buying Benz regularly are passive, on either the right or left.
Folks will like it or not. Folks who venture in from other parts of the board are adult and will make decisions based on what they see here, and what they see in the sections. Most can make that differentiation.