Just another Beerme thread.
Negative: Veteran posters get away with more bullshit than new ones do. I've never had a problem with it, but I've seen new posters with promise who are unneedingly ridiculed and end up never posting again. Likewise, I've seen veteran (or new but frequent) posters get away with saying some pretty stupid shit solely on the merit of their post count. Ultimately, I see this as a net-negative in the long-term health and growth of the community as a whole.
Positive: The moderation is awfully fair (although reasonable), and there are a lot of interesting topics and opinions that are allowed around here. If people are interesting in discussing it, the topic will stand. IMO, that's what makes this such a highly frequented forum. There's always something to talk about, and there's always someone to hold you accountable to what you say. To someone like me, this is a superior news site than many of the professional sources.
Last edited by Canofbier; 12-27-2012 at 12:10 AM..