Forte224 wrote:Toxicity is only an issue when it's responded to by people other than moderators. And by that I mean people that take the bait and make things worse. Thankfully the members on this site are almost always really good about that. Often times I've seen "Newbie" users that post things akin to "Nozawa is trash" or "nostalgiatards/dubtards" that have no further explanation and are obvious bait posts. And it's great because everyone ignores them. On another site a comment like that would get 50 replies and de-rail the entire topic.
Anyway, no, I don't buy that the site is overall becoming toxic. I've seen a few long time users claim it has, one even saw my join date and said I might be part of the toxicity since I didn't notice it, but I generally see these comments as cynical and largely baseless. They can't ever link to anything specific except the Resurrection F thread. They just respond "If you can't see it, you're not looking hard enough". Which is bogus.
That is because the ResF thread is the purest example. Look at how many times threads on the DBS sub forum get locked etc. Toxic maybe too strong a word I'd say more the quality of posts has gone down quite a bit, we barely get any detailed posts anymore instead folks just seem to either post click bait threads or start threads and then barely leave an OP. (This isn't a knock on you btw just speaking generally). When I joined, Kanzenshuu was this big scary place I definitely felt intimated I just don't think users get that vibe anymore, there were countless times whenever I would reply to a post only to not go through with it and once I was even close to making a post about how Kanzenshuu wasn't the place for me.
I definitely feel a change and not for the better (regarding the atmosphere of the forum the main website is still wonderful!)