richard_leeds wrote:Elitism? Deemed worthy? Not fair?
If you've not been picked in the handful of threads that Tomba happened to used then that's just random chance.
I'm sorry that random chance isn't as dramatic as a conspiracy theory.
Very true - but in a consumer industry (which this site is) the customer may not always be right but if you piss them off enough they will go elsewhere.
As a long time (mainly) lurker this won't really effect me too much as I'm unlikely to every get a + vote but it does seem to me that 'the management' appears to be going out of its way to alienate a number of people recently. Comments such as that above could be interpreted as a little patronising (and frankly not worth of RL's usual quality of posts) which I'm sure was not the intention.
Over the many years that I have enjoyed reading the discussions here I have detected a distinct change - both the users and the moderation have become more extreme as the content has, arguably, become less technical. This is unfortunate but then again things do evolve. 'We' are not really able to control the users unless you go down a completely different route with the site but to the moderators I would ask what is the purpose in this seeming heavy-handedness?
BTW I love the new look of the site.