Originally Posted by Strongside
I don't have too many complaints, other than the occasional hypocrisy. Some members launch verbal assaults on other members and then tell the target(s) that they need to have thicker skin when they get upset. Some of those very people, though, completely melt down when their opinions/posts are scrutinized or come under criticism.
I'm not one for confrontation in life, or on a message board...but I do see it happen on here quite often. There have been a lot of new posters as of late with the SOC pulling a lot of attention (Something that, IMO, we should all welcome with open arms) but a lot of the regulars seem to be completely turning these people away by ignoring and degrading their opinions before they've even had a chance to get to know the lay of the land here at CP. I think that we need to collectively remember that we're all here for the same reason and that some people are better at conveying their thoughts and opinions than others are. We don't need to play grammar police or act like Rudolf Hess just because someone is a "n00b". Give these people a chance, and they may turn into solid contributors.
Other than that...LOVE CP!
Great post, but in fairness, the planet isnt NEARLY as overtly hostile as it used to be.
I think the overall quality of most conversations has went way up lately, i believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that everyone is getting older, maturing, and no longer feel like flaming people to death with the same fervor they used to.
"Beatdowns" still happen, but they dont last as long, people tire of it a lot faster these days.