Maybe it’s just me, maybe I’m just noticing it more, but there’s been a loooooooooooooot more bitchiness, name-calling, pointing-of-fingers and so on lately than I’ve noticed in months or years past. It kinda saddens me, honestly, but it also makes me curious.
I’m probably asking for a whooping here, but why are y’all seemingly so angry lately?
It was always like this, even back in the blue board days. I might even get motivated to dig up some examples, but probably not. It was more close-knit then because there were a lot fewer active posters, but there was conflict. Heck, most original posters were veterans of Usenet, where the book was written on sniping jackassery. I like to think that we escaped Usenet, but we didn’t build the Shangi-La you’re talking about.
Maybe you’re confusing Q23 with Gone Gold, where everybody hugged each other on a daily basis.