KaneLocke wrote:Look, you're missing the point. New people don't generally integrate into the site for one simple reason: they don't even bother to look at the rules.
Come up with all the suggestions you want, they'll just be ignored the way the rules we have now are.
Well, anybody that blatantly disregards the rules should
be thrown out. I'm not saying otherwise.
Mainly what I'm trying to get across is that the general attitude of over-the-top hostility and negativity around here, combined with somewhat lax moderation, can't be helping anything. The other forums I frequent, Toonzone and Rebelscum, are more heavily moderated, with arguments, flaming, etc. being shot down right away. And it seems to work. Both places have hundreds of members, and threads regularly go on for dozens or even hundreds of pages without incident. This place, by comparison, is kind of a mess. Cleaning it up a little might help discourage a lot of the stupidity we get from new members.