Well, you are not me and I am not you, we are being met by the blender community with different intentions depending on what our respective views are in the first place.
And some people you just get one impression of for the first time, or in a debate that is heated, they simply can not let go of continuing to spew out provocative comments towards you, personal dislike sort of.
That is a different story and has nothing to do with how users are communicating with each other, it´s newteks policy, I can´t argue around how they set those rules, just follow it…and sure, some of that means I can not have proper discussions around the technology between these two software, in the purpose of raising matters of concern in both of these programs.
It does on the other hand restrict the forum to be a bit more civil and not having provokers, haters lurking since it seems people just can´t restrain themself from spewing our garbage, hate, dissapointment towards something they may have used before, or a competitive product.
But …no I can´t say a dedicated thread is kindergarten level of communication in the same sense as a general climate in a forum where people can not stay away from that behaviour.
So I don´t agree with that fully, though I don´t consider such special sections that useful either, and I am trying to avoid any discussion about Lightwave development and blender comparisons in the Newtek forums, though I am not able to succed all the time.
Basicly trying to restrict most of the discussion to helping out with issues handling lightwave, sharing something, or praise someones good work, which is what I should do for blender as well, sharing for blender community…well, that I have to be motivated by being met properly, such motivation isn´t exactly growing when being in here though.
/prometheus at Newtek forums