We need to make a reality TV show about Ratz.
Instead of almost tearing the forum apart with petty bickering and drama, we can all make MILLIONS off of petty bickering and drama. That's before we even start to get into marketing action figures, wall posters, T-shirts and talk show appearances and book deals.
What do ya think folks? We could even afford a spell checker that works in thread titles.
What I've found with a few discussions I've had lately is this self-satisfaction that people express with their proffessed open mindedness. In realty it ammounts to wilful ignorance and intellectual cowardice as they are choosing to not form any sort of opinion on a particular topic. Basically "I don't know and I'm not going to look at any evidence because I'm quite happy on this fence."
The Net is best considered analogous to communication with disincarnate intelligences. As any neophyte would tell you. Do not invoke that which you have no facility to banish.