On Monday, 12 February 2018 at 23:54:29 UTC, Arun Chandrasekaran
Sorry if I'm hurting someone's sentiment, but is it just me who
is seeing so much negative trend in the D forum about D itself?
I don't remember seeing so much negative about Rust on rust
forum and so on. Do you think it will help in reminding people
not to post any negative things? It shouldn't become strict
moderation, but at the same time, I really don't like seeing so
much negative trend. I would even go to the extent and suggest
to email Walter/Andrei in person (even if they don't agree) to
vent your frustration with D, but please don't post it on the
Several structural reasons for negativity (I'll be negative
myself saying all that):
- It's an internet forum - and an addictive one - so each message
has a bit of social standing at stake. Strong talk is thus
mechanically encouraged, makes you appear strong and
knowledgeable, like a big meeting room. It's common for internet
forums to devolve into negativity.
- Because we don't ban people from the forums, some individuals
that don't use D and have zero skin in the game come here to
spread negativity at every occasion.
If you delve into the smaller D communitites they aren't
especially negative, on the contrary. The forums are not the D
community at large, it's an addictive subset of it. If the forums
were _worse_ to use, we wouldn't have this problem.