Yeah, actually I had been a member of other forums beforehand, which does help quite a bit. Good point.
By the way, I just found this interesting post that somebody made on another site. Kind on topic? I don't know, but I don't feel like making a whole new thread about it. Opinions?
"I've come to a conclusion on why people (especially young people) are so negative in an online context (forums, facebook, comment sections of any news site, the list is endless...) and it doesn't just stem from the illusion of immunity from hiding behind a keyboard. I believe a lot of it comes from the lack of parental and societal guidance for young people when it comes to online etiquette, there are usually no boundaries or rules set forth because of how young the internet actually is - and how inherently naive and uneducated the world is about sharing opinions online - people world wide are guilty of it at some point in their lives, including myself. Similar behavior is usually squashed early in life by an attentive parent, for example, a child throwing a temper tantrum in a toy store - happens usually once or twice until the parent disciplines the child and informs them that carrying on in a public place is not acceptable behavior - the same course of parenting or mentoring needs to be implemented for the use of the internet - there needs to be clear expectations set forth at a very young age about what are and aren't appropriate ways of communicating with your fellow man - even in a digital context. As digital technology grows, new responsibilities to society grow out of that and should be recognized or... we're still just acting like animals."