With you on the snark. Totally.
I had a clash recently, and quickly found myself being dragged into the underworld by accusations built on accusations built on hearsay and false premises, and just plain wrongness. It was ugly.
But part of the joy of BB is that very smart people filter and respond to reign things in. It’s more like Greek discourse in an open senate than a standard loud blog. Taking people on intellectually is fun, challenging, and rewarding.
I enjoyed Cowicide’s posts, didn’t see any specific stuff around the banning, but C is a critical thinker with the rhetoric to substantiate their views.
There is more “open menace” than in the Disqus version, where I think the (I know, other topic) thread arrangement meant affrontery and ego puffing were quickly caught and appropriately snarked at. There was less bullshit, less rampaging around shouting “me, me, me!”.
It’s trolly. Less jolly. Some key pillars of debate / comment have receded or departed. I feel that happening to me, which is sad, because I adore BB commentary.
Telling someone to get their facts straight, even with a fyouck or cyount thrown in, isn’t so bad really.