I'm asking as a relative newcomer to this site (I've only been around for a year or so), is it always like this on this site? I know the internet tends to get nasty the longer a thread goes on, and the mods generally tend to do a good job at shutting down threads before they erupt into all-out flame wars, but has it been this bad forever, or has the pandemic been making it this bad? I like participating in threads on this site (if I didn't, I wouldn't be posting here), but there does seem to be a lot of toxicity from my limited experience here.I've noticed a lot of common discussions seem to turn into conscientious civil wars. I dont really get the animosity thats been going around lately. Maybe, its a cycle, maybe, it's the pandemic, but it always seems to fade back into normalcy sooner or later. Perhaps a short break for a bit to refresh your interest in discussions is in order?