The reason I figured the thread I mentioned was the one that "broke the camels' back" so to speak, was this response from Gerien.
Fuck it. I quit. New site or not there is no point in posting anything other than a conservative, gun-toting, right wing perspective here.
It actually didn't degenerate as much as others have, and I do feel Geriens' response( to Atla I believe) was a bit reactionary, possibly spurred on by the interaction in a couple of other threads. So I guess my question would be, do we start a thread in Comments and move it if it falls apart, or should he have known that he would elicit some of the responses it received and started it in the Debate/Rant forum instead? (Yes I know it didn't exist at that time, just using the thread as illustration).
Nagash- are you asking what I suggest then? If so, I say this: There are two basic ways I could choose to respond. One would be along the lines of "what the fuck are you talking about what would I suggest you stupid ugly...", well, you get the point. Or I can go with "In the second half of my initial post I said "What we, as a community, really need to do is consider the manner in which we speak to each other", as well as in my very first line said I thought this was a generally great idea".
I like my second approach much better. Some folks here choose the former as a matter of course. I think for the most part, I have used approach #2 in my time here, but as with most of us, at times I have failed. Separate forum or not( moot point tho that that may be), I think we all need to be more respectful of each other than we have in the past. There is an old saying - familiarity breeds contempt. I think as a community we have long suffered that phenomenon. We all think we "know" each other, and that somehow that gives us liberty to do as we please. No amount of site moving or board revamping or game revamping can change that. That is our responsibility to the game, the boards, and our administrators.
Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. ~Buddha