In the last week or so about half the active threads on Babble seem to have been created for the purpose of spinning off personal feuds into endlessly long and generally uninformative arguments. I've tried to navigate around these threads and find some interesting conversation however its getting scarcer around here.
I've only been actively posting on Babble for about a year and I don't start a lot of threads but I think this is a great board and a place where some unique discussions take place; I haven't been able to find an adequate substitute on the web.
I started this thread because I've become concerned that Babble is finished, that is, as an enlightening forum for discussion of issues. I'm sure this is an overreaction to the recent drama here-about but I wasn't here to see the last time the board got this out of hand.
Anyway, maybe I'm the only one who's considered tonning-down, if not altogether cutting-out, my participation here as a result. If so, this thread will surely be lost amongst a deluge of personal rants in no time.