it does not cease to amaze me the difference in attitudes on various open forums.
on here people show lots of respect to each other, and there are some amazingly smart and educated people. i go to other forums and there may be some strong and/or highly experienced and educated people yet it seems more about flame wars and bragging rights and majoring in the minors.
on here i feel welcome and even respected. the rep power rating and total posts is great on here and i think solves an issue of who to listen to that i see on many forums. i have been to other defunct forums and felt the same way on here and one i felt i was very well respected. which probably helps to fuel my forums addiction.
i was on another one today that frequent but hardly post. usually just read the great info and leave the threads with the flame wars. i posted something yesterday and called a known troll and was told to just be ignored. i was kind of shocked. how does one agree with most posts from forums regs, hardly posts anything but supportive info about what the regs post and be called a troll? then i thought that was just stupid. its a forum for christs sake and i just got a a good chuckle out of it then.
it does just make me appreciate this forum even more. so the people that make this happen, thanks. the people that frequent this forum that post great supportive info, thanks to you too. i know admins can make or break a forum, but its the people that make it feel fun, welcome, and worth the time to stay.