Craven has changed his debating technique. So it was written; so it was done.
And, over the course of my tenures here, I have seen newbies come in rather harshly and soften with time. (Me was one.)
A2K is dramatically different to me than the other boards on the net. The political discussions are far more nasty elsewhere, because ALL THAT IS DISCUSSED IS POLITICS.
Here, the word 'community' is more descriptive than the other one-note boards. It is hard to get really angry on political pages, when you are enjoying digressions/Pet/Garden/Relationship/Poetry... a page over.
I have noticed my political opinions are starting to take a back seat to peace.
I really hate to see fellow members getting really angry at one another, and I have become a simpy hippy.
I'd love to hear other's view about the mood evoked by this community, and if they have changed their debating technique or fallen on their ideological sword for the sake of harmony.
Sometimes, I miss heated exchanges.
Could we have a flame board, where everyone swears not to take offense?
Would really like to hear lots of opinions.