“Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

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TN Args
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Richard Butler wrote:

In the long term, a site with positive engagement is much more attractive to new readers than one with anger and hostility....

We're working on mechanisms to encourage positive contributions, but in the short term, it's not practical for our editorial staff or our moderators to deal with the volume of comments we get, nor try to make subtle judgement calls about who's acting in good faith.

Richard - dpreview.com

Yes, I have heard from DPR forum mods that they feel crippled in their efforts to create a less vile discussion space. Always crippled by the very poor moderator toolkit that this site enables, and sometimes crippled by an admin philosophy that, at least in the past, has favoured the right to free speech over the right to a safe place.

And do not be mistaken: the DPR Forums discussion space is the pits. To mention this in DPR Forums is to buy an argument (to mention anything in DPR Forums is to buy an argument), but go to another photography discussion site and mention DPR Forums and the quality of conversation here, and there is general agreement: it is the pits, and that is often why they left.

Long way to go, Richard. But are you going to take a long time to get there?

cheers

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