Originally Posted by dah328
Am I the only one who thinks that there are several posts in Foo's Hermes wallet thread that illustrate a variety of the things this thread has identified as unhelpful to the overall tone and direction of SF? There are several posts in that thread entirely free of useful content. The posts are some combination of borderline misogyny, unfunny attempts to mimic vox's (occasionally funny) snark, and just outright douchebaggery.
I agree and I think that's an example of what I'm trying to point out as well. Joking around is ok for a bit but it gets carried away and repetitive and takes away from posts and the forum.
I don't post a lot because of this. It's easier to look elsewhere for answers (especially for current events) than to even to attempt posting because it's just a waste of time, tons of snark, and off topic stuff which, while some of it may be funny, most of it isn't.
The problem seems to be that it's a gray area as, for example, Foo's Hermes thread is a great thread but a lot of the snark is unnecessary and not needed. Maybe it's up to the mod's to decide when to let a thread go and to clamp down but I imagine that mods can't monitor every new and continuious thread as that would get ridiculously time consuming.