A handful of posters trash many of the threads I could follow.
Nobody takes the advice: Ignore the trolls.
Actually I think quite a few here do. Even if they don't have then on "ignore".
I know I do.
And these days I often give up on threads I've been initially interested in for the same reason as you.
The problem is that a handful of posters can completely change the nature, the whole point
, of a previously interesting thread. Then proceed to post away about about their own "special agendas". (says she politely.
They rarely (if ever) start threads themselves, instead attach themselves to threads which are (initially at least) very active.
And they seem to have endless amounts of time on their hands.