Of coarse this site is still cool but there is starting to be alot of negativity floating around from pointless disscussions to needlessly ignorant and racist comments from certain members (you know who you are), why cant we go back to having intellegent conversations about movies etc as thats what this site is mainly about, im not saying dont have arguments but atleast keep it civil and respect the other person, reaching for racist comments only shows what a dickhead you really are, what are your thoughts on the issue?
While I agree there is unneeded drama on this site we must also note that the site is growing, quickly. With that comes an influx of new members who have a bone to pick, for whatever reason, and think they can just be a punk because they are online. Still while I do not ant stuff like this to happen it is almost a constant on a forum that reaches a size above 100 people (not including creators and staff). Even so there is still no reason post things that will ultimately undo the fabric of our "site society". Case in point the Argument thread is just a way to draw out the "Shit Nature" in all of us. Even those of us who we respect for their points (Chig) go way out of line by stroking the ego of the people who ruffled their feathers. In making fun of a thread (that I did write in I am afraid) I have this to say about it:
I believe that people should never divulge unto others their most firm beliefs and that those who ask about them are just looking for a reason to open Pandora's box.
I can understand why someone would feel that an Argument Arena has hostile intentions, but in my opinion words aren't hostile.......Words only have power if you give them power...... My point is Since we are online using anonymous Screen Names the forum gives people the opportunity to speak their mind without fear. I probly stand in line at the store next to Satanists all the time, but i dont get to have a conversation with them about it. I mean when is the last time you got on the bus and heard two people arguing on whether or not Hitler was a good person. These Forums allow people to be who they really are with no consequences(some people are ignorant dickheads but thats life). In my opinion anything that promotes discussion and thought doesn't divide people it helps them grow
Law of the internet I'm afraid. As a site grows bigger, it attracts more flies. Those flies need shit to live, so they stir it up. It will only get worse. Look at the AICN talkbacks or IMDB forums. Anybody who believes there is some magical solution to rampant douchebaggery on the internet that doesn't involve stringent and merciless moderation is fooling themselves. Your only hope online is to stay small and hope no one notices you.