the people can get toxic sometimes, yes. that’s what happens when you’re given such a free space to share any opinion you have. but, my favorite part about this forum and community is how quick everyone is to “check” each other. when someone is angry, someone else makes sure to see their point before stating their own opinion. when someone goes overboard or starts attacking, another person calls them out for it. like @TomWho said in another thread, it’s like a big Italian family with everyone being passionate and loud about their opinions, and I genuinely love that. (tom, i think you were the one that said that, but i might be wrong. i’ve done a lot of reading here today lol)
there has been a lot of disagreement in the past few days, but like I said, anything that came close to toxic behavior was almost immediately shut down by other people in the conversation. i think most people also understand how easy it is to get carried away in these situations where everyone has something to say, which is why you try to look past the emotions and look at the actual points being made.
that being said, the conversation needs to be shifted to a more productive one. we cannot sit here and complain about every single thing, but rather find a common ground and talk through that. that’s where the forum plays such a huge role by giving us the space to discuss this. everyone has stated their opinion in these last few days, now we just need to put emotions aside and work together to make this feel more like a community than it has lately.