Some people may remember a post from John Franklyn a few weeks ago resigning from this forum because he was fed up with the negative and at times offensive comments made by a few members to any post he made.
I am now of the same opinion. I can see little reason to remain involved in this on-line community if
certain members wish to attempt to shout down any opinion they don't agree with, not by presenting a constructive well researched intellectual argument but by negativity, crude insults and sheer bloody rudeness. In the last 24 hours my opinion on an area I am qualified in and have over 30 years experience has been met with the following well reasoned and intellectual responses of:
I cannot be arsed to read the post...
...you are either naive or mad
Never read such a load of nonsense.
.. people who read this forum may actually believe what spencernj has written
That's a first... Legal advice from France!
This is not the first time this has happened to me and it is not just me that faces this rude and insulting behaviour, the same recently happened to a highly qualified mechanical engineer who happened to dare to offer an opinion on mechanical matters. Not surprisingly this user has since stopped posting. Do people not wonder why this forum is so quiet given the number of Ceeds sold. The EU Jeep Patriot forum for which a fraction of vehicles have been sold is far more active and friendly.
On the UK Jeep Forums experts on all relevant subject are welcome and most forums would welcome qualified engineers, car salesman, lawyers, accountants or what ever who could help members from their experience with their car related issues and have active debates without rapidly resorting to insults. It appears on this forum that experience and qualifications are actually considered negatively.
Do people actually want this forum to flourish? If so then the tone of responses needs to improve and the intemperate language needs to stop rapidly. If not I feel no longer bothered contributing to this so called "community".