Originally Posted by FreeAt30
I just joined less than a month ago and it makes me sad to read these sentiments. I haven't read posts from either of them, but I'm sure they are great.
In the past I have been part of other forum sites on various topics. All of them start out with incredible contribution from very able professionals in the field and those who are serious about learning and sharing ideas. Slowly all of them get highjacked by abusers and the needs of the business model of the site itself. Sites which run on ad revenue need more eyes. It doesn't seem to matter who those eyes belong to or the intelligence or the intent of the people that it attracts.
It's an unfortunate state of affairs.
IMO, this site is about as good as it can get, for a general purpose forum. So what if some preople love to fight. Just put them on ignore. Fortunately, there is no upper limit to how many you can ignore.
If someone wants to see who has him on ignore(women rarely get put on ignore
), just watch the posters who never respond to or comment on any of one's own posts.
As to experts leaving, I am not an expert, but I can understand how it could be annoying to get agressive, ignorant questions from folks who were born already knowing everything.