A very real and serious question here. I know a lot of people who post here, and a lot who don’t, and I hear very varied opinions on how positive or negative the forum environment is here.
So I want to ask, do you feel safe here? Do you feel able to share your opinion without people jumping down your throat? Do you feel like a variety of topics can be discussed here, or are there certain community taboos? Do you feel overwhelmed with negativity, or overwhelmed with positivity, or generally just overwhelmed by how many posts there are to read? In short, do you feel safe to post on these forums?
The purpose of this, in my mind, is to get a bit of overall forum feedback… How does the community at large feel about this? Due to the mix of opinions I’ve encountered, I’m genuinely not sure. But I think that, good or bad, it helps everyone to hear a bit of feedback now and then, so that if the forums are largely non-inclusive, that can potentially be changed.
In the spirit of this post, I’d also ask that we try to avoid fights with people on this thread, no matter what opinions are voiced. I’d also ask that we avoid bringing up specific individuals we have taken umbrage with. I know we all have our gripes here, but the last thing I want to see is personal attacks and big arguments.
So WRA, how do you feel about all this?