to the bolded part: the point is that the site's users outlook on hip hop was a lot worse than it is today, if you'd be around back then, you probably wouldn't have the same thoughts you currently have.
as far as discussion threads and the new "countdown" thing, I have hip-hop related themes for those planned, it's all in the works.
I don't think that would change my opinion on what I feel the strongest about, at all.
I'm more than interested in having civil discussions. You're the one, jokinly or not, you took a shot at me. If you were less abrasive, I wouldn't have said you are so negative. It always goes in circles. You jokingly or not shit all over the place and I don't appreciate it.
and the fact that some places can't have civil discussions is because so many people pick and prod at what Jason or Thomas or I say that sometimes they lash out. I know a bunch of people were just rehasing arguments to get under Jason's skin, and while that may not bother most regular users here, Jason and I (and others) get numerous "attacks" from people trying to riles us up that yes we're gonna snap sometimes and not be civil.
I don't think there were any shots aimed directly at you other than saying that they'd be a better reviewer than you.
I'll admit that I'm harsh on the staff here because I think that they need to be the ones to foster the discussion rather than snapping at dudes voicing their opinion in a thread.
I think the general outlook on the site needs to change. Staffers should encourage discussion rather than mocking opinions or taking the weird approach that Tate does to arguments.
And I think that the users who frequent the site need to do the same, including myself.
The idea that every conversation on the website has to be an argument with gang mentality or us vs. them or me vs. you should stop
That's not to say that I'm going to bite my tongue or not argue with anyone. I can just do it in a more discussion based way like what happened in the latter part of this conversation