|Well I worry (and I've got no idea how these things work admittedly) that Barbelith might get a netweb reputation for being the kind of place that 'flies off the handle about anything.' Where, for example, it might be possible to register, shout 'bums,' or related and then sit there cackling quietly to oneself for the next few pages of opprobium. |
I'm concerned that teh board is going to potentially become a bit too baitable - It's not all that difficult to get registered here, you just have to wait a bit, which, let's face it, if you're sitting about in a wearing office job isn't too much of a hardship, and then cry havoc, let loose the dogs of war, and such.
I don't think it's happened yet, but isn't there a danger that it's going to? While not wishing to do down anyone's legitimate feelings of anger, the current propensity towards venting (which I'm as guilty of as anyone, let it be said - I shouldn't have threatened to take out a contract on *Poster X* that time, I'm sorry) seems a bit counter-productive.
If this board is how liberal, left-leaning, and (hopefully) stylish bohemia is conducting itself in the 21st century, wouldn't it be better for everyone to be quicker to mock, and far less easy to anger?