quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
So y'all just gonna IGNORE Rodney, huh??
No one is ignoring Rodney. The thing is, as I've said before, the current situation that's going down on AfricanAmerica.org is a sociological recession. As with the real economic recession that's going on the sociological recession AA.org is experiencing, AA.org isn't just going to bounce back from it's downturn overnight. It's going to take time for the proper groundwork to be applied so that the environment can improve over time.
People that call themselves still being angry over getting their feelings hurt because they stuck their noses into conversations where they shouldn't have stuck them in the first place and got as much, if not more, as they gave are still venting--pretending like they have a thick layer of skin and can take it but will cry and complain about being 'offended' at the drop of a hat the second an opporunity presents itself.
When they learn they can't expect people they've habitually and compulsively attacked to lay down and play dead for their benefit as well as realize that some people are simply not going to always express opinions they agree with the interactions will not only improve but the topics of discussion will broaden as the lurkers that are waiting for the smoke to clear will be more inclined to post. One of the best aspects about BlackTokyo before the discussion board closed down was if someone posted an uninteresting topic it was simply ignored. The members were rarely attacked each other, if at all, for having varying opinions on different topics. That isn't to say that there were no flamewars. They happened from time to time but for the most part the members simply ignored beefs between members. They didn't feel the need to add more fuel to the fire by involving themselves in a matter that was none of their business or gang attacking people because they have an unpopular opinion.
Yeah, yeah, I know. "This ain't BlackTokyo" but if you truly want the atmosphere to improve the aforementioned is an option to consider.