Originally Posted by Ovey
Generally we are here to get the occasional answer to questions that we might not get elsewhere. But I (and others, it seems) don't post half as much as we used to because certain members go out of their way to be belligerent in answering "good faith" posts.
It makes it worse when these members are "Admins", who are then backed up by the site owner despite it being the reason for people posting less.
C2 RIBS passed on something he had heard which is fair enough. Poly and others have said that they think it's unlikely to actually be true and given their reasons. It all seems reasonably polite to me, and I certainly don't see anyone being attacked.
If people feel that they don't want to post on RIBnet in case someone disagrees with them then that's a shame, but it is OK for people to disagree. If we all thought the same as each other there wouldn't be much discussion going on.
It has always been this way. Have a look at the posting guidelines: General posting guidelines
They have been the same for over a decade, and have been around a lot longer than most of the people posting in this thread!