About a year ago there was a flurry of interest and/or outrage about Grey Ranks over at therpgsite.com. I went over there and had some good conversations. There was shouting nerdrage, but there were also curious people willing to give and take, listen, discuss. I don’t know if I changed any minds but at least I felt like people engaged with me, and it was an overall positive experience.
I went back over there recently because a thread had started about Jeepform, prompted I guess by the DJA nomination. The place has changed – most of the thoughtful people appear to have fled, and it has turned into a very hostile echo chamber. Populist absolutism is pretty much the order of the day. Nobody is listening and the level of paranoid rage seems to have been ratcheted up. It was really striking.