I'd just like to mention that when I refer to "lurkers" I don't just mean JW's, but rather anyone who may be looking at the site whatever their background. If a lot of them are being turned away by the conduct on a discussion board, that is when I think the board is unbalanced and extreme.
I'm not referring specifically to any one board or persons postings. My post is a general observation on what I have seen and think about this particular subject.
Your college illustration is a very good one. People do all those things at college (believe me, I know, I used to live near Cambridge University!) And when they graduate they generally turn into fine people. What they don't do (usually) is continue that behaviour to the extent that it drowns out everything else. This is where ex-JW boards frequently differ from real life.
As for whether you've seen one pair of boobies, you've seen them all, I'll have to get back to you on that one when I've seen them all.
p.s. Truthseeker: LOLOL! I do enjoy a nice savoury bit of sarcasm! And the point is well made. In fact, trying to make a discussion board look "perfect" a'la Stepford is yet another form of extremism.
Edited by - expatbrit on 28 August 2002 17:20:11