Originally Posted by Reptil
instead of a bathroom stall I'd say petrie dish.
the bigger it is, and if not over-controlled by moderation, the more interesting unexpected outcomes it can have.
of course you have to look for those, with an open mind.
if you go in with a fixed set of expectations, that may be overexerted, because you've referenced from your own thoughts, you'll find a very confusing place, some would EVEN
resemble it to a bathroom stall.
you see... it's those fora that are small and focussed, those are the ones that often screw off their thread, because of revisiting the same subject over and over again.
it's like music. no dissonance, no tension, no innovation. too much dissonance: a presumptious mess.
Nice metaphors! The anonymity does influence the kind of bacteria or mold that grow in your petri dish!
Don't get me wrong overall I like the diversity and now that summers over in the northern hemisphere and schools back in there'll be less posturing.
Actually, I don't know if it's the new categories or what, but I feel like there has been more positive, light hearted discussion. People aren't getting as sucked into obvious trolls.