This is a board that has on a good day two active threads. You complained about what I said in the only two active threads on the board, which I think does qualify as a bit much. Sure, I concede your point that it could have been worse. Should I thank you for not starting a third thread to whine about the existence of statistics?
And no, I was not blaming you personally for the demise of the forums. What has always been a problem here is that there are a significant segment of the posters who think personal opinion equals or outweighs actual facts. You bring up facts, you hurt feelings. In the last few months there have been multiple discussions where someone (and I’m not referring to just myself) has listed demonstrable facts, only to be met with nasty personal implications or even ad hominem attacks. Or ignored, that’s always an option. On the prior forums, people felt free enough to retaliate—of course, they were often blamed as being the real troublemakers, so it’s no wonder they don’t want to get into that kind of discussion under their real names.