I come to Merb for information to help enjoy a good time in Montreal. I often do searches in a particular area of concern when I have a certain preference of one kind or another. It can be difficult to even find a thread answering these issues. Then, with some luck, a thread with a promising title turns up. On checking into the thread hoping to acquire the information I seek, the promising thread has degenerated to some very tedious bickering because someone has taken offense at one point or another. Often no real offense has been given. But someone has answered the post and someone else has perceived some slight against his favorite lady though on clear negative point was given. The thread supposed to contain helpful information has become an exchange between bickering merbites.
All of us need to remember more often what Merb is supposed to be. Threads should not be misdirected to the point where it is then worthless for relevant information. Threads are not an opportunity to come to the rescue of your "slighted" lady like some medieval knight trying to gain her favor. Merb should be a vault of information...NOT a tool for displaying your anger. Certainly, there are posts that should be challenged. But not to the point of making the thread completely useless. I want to make a loud protest against this "silly" use of Merb in the hope for more restraint and better information. I thank all those who have provide relevant information and distanced themselves from the pettiness that goes on.
YES...I realize I this post is negative. But I make no apology for trying to bring notice to a bad situation.