Guys and gals, it's been Moderately noticed over other topics that discussions/responses are targeting specific opinions. Usually, this happens with reference to the topic at hand and that is welcome. But when a post directly, and negatively, comments toward another Frater, it is pushing the line about constructive criticism.
Use PMs for that. The open threads are for open dialogue about the topic.
We're witnessing quite an upswing in the number of absolutely, utterly, vehemently negative voiced posters, for whom nothing is good enough, most things are worse than not good enough, especially anything new and anything GW. Their posts literally suck the enjoyment out of any otherwise positive and happy thread.
I'm a poster of some age on this board, coming up on my fifth year. I have several thousand posts which seem to be appreciated, as my like count is higher than the post count. And still, there are select few posters that make me cringe and lose interest in posting to a thread anymore. I am more than sure you know who they are.
I can't Ignore them, as this IP.Board functionality is not enabled on the board. I can't speak to them not to be so negative because I get warned off. So, I'm forced to sit through the negative waves making my milk go sour in the kitchen and take it.
This is a very passive-aggressive and destructive behaviour on part of those posters. It damages the community and the eagerness to exchange thought whenever they show up with their drive-by nihilism.
What should we do?
To reflect upon Moderati Bannon's commentary - these posters are just that - non-constructive posters. They cannot be subjected to critique of their behaviour, as it receives warns and moderation commentary, how else are threads and discussion protected from deteriorating?
Edited by Kastor Krieg, 11 May 2017 - 03:07 PM.