Saturday, April 14, 2007

Forums As Cesspools of Anger

Some forums are about calm mannered discussion and debate, but as withy TV and political pundits, the loudest and stupidest comments get the most responses, and they are typically the most wrong.

I enter comments on forums, but I generally recognize that only inflammatory posts gets responses, and the more [choose your adjective: absurd, harsh, stupid, hostile, etc.] the more responses.

Clear, socially progressive, and subtle commentary rarely get much response.
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