In my childhood I was exposed to a person with an alcohol problem.
This person would try to engage in an argument and would say anything to get a response out of the people they came in contact with.
It was sad.
Those of us who came in contact with this person quickly learnt to avoid any contact when this behavior was active.
Sometimes this meant completely ignoring the person.
We have many contributors on the site who want to post thoughts, ask questions, learn something, or just have some fun with online friends.
We also have a recent problem with individuals posting multiple threads that add (in my opinion) very little to this forum.
If you see a thread from someone who is pushing valid threads down the list, please join me in NOT posting AT ALL on those threads.
While they might try to goad you into saying something, while it might be hard, please BUMP the threads of valid users up to the top instead and just ignore characters who seem to want validation.
5 mins ago, three of the top four threads were ones where I know I wont be posting ANY replies regardless of my internal desires to keep "going at it"
Please - let's not encourage this behavior since the moderators have been impotent to deal with the issue.
Let's help the threads that are getting pushed down.