I like Alden's, but the thread is stuck in it's own island in it's own timewarp. It's the most viewed product thread on SW&D by a million over TOJ.
It's got the fanaticism of both the Epaulets and TOJ threads combined and more.
Plus, they don't use the thumbs system. Most of the time pictures will get quoted and requoted with a simple "nice". I think it's the demographic, skewed older. Can't use eRep or multi-quote. Nephew and uncle talk is a bit weird.
I heard MC over the wall is a bit weird. Maybe Alden belongs over there...but if it did, I would have never gotten some nice pairs.
just sounds like hypocrisy. don't know if there's a more specific term. probably is. there always is.
for the record, not hating on the alden thread. i think the forum is mostly insular mini-communities that all of us belong to. i'm sure people look at the geller thread, for instance, and have the same reaction i described above. we're all just lice-munching gorillas in the conceptual forest®