1 month ago
I feel like OT has become significantly more toxic lately. I understand that there's quite a bit of extra stress at the moment (holidays, finals, and a divisive political climate to name a few), but the amount of toxicity and anger I've seen more and more of is far beyond 'extra stress'. OT has gone from a place of a light discussion to "if you disagree with me, you're a(n) [choice adjective(s)]."
Comments that I would consider harmless and neutral (more in the true spirit of OT imo) have been downvoted with no response (it's only virtual internet points, but it does make me wonder).
I've also noticed some users have even gone so far as to intentionally try and bait others into arguments. Blatant trolling and sarcasm are one thing, but... this ain't it chief.
The mods have done their job quite well in keeping on top of things, but I've also seen a fair amount of comments that tread a fine line.
Anyone else feeling the same way or just me?