reply to post by Yarcofin
Well said, Yarcofin.
You took the words - almost verbatim
- from my mouth.
Quite simply and bluntly: while there are quite a few simply brilliant
minds here (and more than one "celebrity"), there also are apparently
WAY too many kiddies on this site, who physically and visually overwhelm the boards with their paltry hoaxes - or even legitimate questions which,
however, are sometimes SO basic that they could and should have been researched beforehand (even via Wikipedia, not the greatest of mankind's
And so you get an awful lot of primary school-level "discussions", often about subjects that were/are tough to chew on even for the most brilliant
and well-read minds. (Not to mention an overabundance of exclamation marks and other improperly used punctuation...
Everyone has the right
to participate in discussions. Of course, no doubt about that.
But is it really surprising that, after a while, people who came here attracted by the possibility of top-notch discussions about vital subjects
simply get tired of surfing onto the site and having to wade through a morass of abduction (!!!!!!), we're all going to die tomorrow (!!!!!), Jesus
was satan (!!!!!!), Satan was Jesus (!!!!!!) stories?
I think not.
There are a few things that could vastly improve - or restore - the overall quality of the site, but this thread is not the place to suggest them.
Furthermore, personally I don't even feel like suggesting them anymore, because I am getting an increasing feeling that they would be simply ignored
or even labeled as "whining", or some other elegant expression from that particular line of thought.
But, being the don Quixote
that I am, I might still do it, though.