The above quote is from another thread, and whilst maybe a bit sharp djhorace , I agree with the sentiments completely.Is it just me or is this forum filling up with morons?
I was going to stick this in another thread but I think it deserves one of it's own.
I haven't been here as long as the old timers  but even in two years I've noticed the quality of the posts dropping, and the attitude of some new members changing. Also the attitude of some older members has been different due to the current climate getting their backs up. There used to be a feeling of respect and of earning the right to be on the forum, I know the forum is public but it is a community, a club without membership where there was a certain amount of respect for fellow members.
Some of the posts in recent threads have been appalling, with mock swearing and total disrespect. We all have opinions and whether we agree with them or not they should be able to be aired. But recently I've read mocking posts with the rubbish type of other forum language such as you've been 'flamed' and 'owned' which I'm sorry, are we in the playground? Surely the majority of us owner members are all over 17 as hopefully we are legally driving.
Yes it is a forum and we can all hide behind keyboards, but try and think of how you would have a conversation about something in the 'real' world. Would you instantly start swearing at someone because of their views, no I didn't think so.
Txt language seems to be a bain of most board members but the moderators still let it persist, as they do the seemingly new trend of mock swear words. Please mods have a think about the way the board is monitored!
This isn't a moan about mkiv owners (as I am one, and proud of it) and to call the mkv owners snobs etc is again disrespect as it was a lot of them who built this forum into what it is and have been members with a impartial, polite and fun voice over the years.
Are the divisions and problems we are starting to see the beginning of an indication that some of us are getting older, and don't like the attitude of the young? Is it a general reflection on society and the general lack of respect for others? Is it that we are trying to preserve standards in a public forum and it is time for the forum to go private with a membership fee? Are some of these new members even young, or are we tarring them with the same brush?
What are the answers, and what are other members opinions both new and old? Please bear in mind the sentiment of this post when answering and let's not reduce this thread to a battle between new and old, mkiv and mkv.
Thanks for listening.