I don’t really often start threads like this, discussional ones, I mean. But I am afraid that things are quietly going too far. I know this isn’t the first thread on the subject, but please, take your time to read this through and perhaps reply.
More and more often serious threads turn to spam due to several reasons. A new type of threads are political threads. This clashes with the netiquette, which advises not to discuss political subjects on public forums. Due to the huge variety of opinions, some will clash and often, a flamewar is inevitable.
Another kind of thread is one where someone posts something stupid and the entire forum concentrates on flaming him. I’m reminded of a thread somewhere named “How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb” that went along the lines of: “1 to change the lightbulb and post about it, 3 to share their thoughts, 20 to flame them, 42 to flame the flamers, etc.”
So I propose we all try to back off a little and think before we post. If you have nothing to say, don’t say it! Also, imHo the moderators should try and prevent spam and flamewars as much as possible. If you see a provoking post, delete it. The forum will thank you. Let’s leave K15 alone and ignore flamebait, let’s all do our part to once again make elYsiun the best community out there (like it was in the times when the galleries still existed and dinosaurs roamed the earth ;)).
I would personally like to apologize to valarking, Kansas_15 and anyone else I may have offended with my thoughtless posts. Valarking, no kidding, one day we should sit down, grab a beer and talk this stuff over. I will now think before I post and try to improve my image. I hope others will follow.
Please share your thoughts on this, if there are any. At least I got mine off my chest.