Originally Posted by AldeanFan
Thanks for this!
When I first joined this site it was much friendlier and less judgmental...
Iím not sure when it became so much more judgemental and almost hostile.
Iím sure Iím guilty of this attitude as well and I am endeavouring to change my ways.
Telling someone that their experiences and opinions are wrong is rarely helpful.
Keyboards are the problem. As more people use their keyboards on a site, the more judgmental the site becomes. Sites, when small, trade information freely, in a congenial manner. We're all just trying learn.
As sites grow information becomes diverse and dense. Diversity adds noise to information. Density adds details to information. All of which add up to absolute positions. Often absolute positions are the only way to be heard above the noise.
This leads information to be binary, which in turn, puts information in adversarial positions, even when adversarial doesn't address the underlying problem.
Substitute thread for site and you can see how it grows from thread to thread on a site.