It's like the format encourages people to desist From silly arguments.
In the format on the other board people are aware that if they go back and forth with an argument it just destroys the thread for everybody else, so there is a fair bit more grown-up agree to disagree sort of stuff going on.
On here two people can go at it hammer and tongs in one of those sub-threads that branches off and zig-zags across the page. It does mean people can ignore that section of the thread. However it also means people can and do more often give in to being petty, childish, confrontational and argumentative. It also means threads become much bigger than they should be which pushes more interesting/sensible threads down the page.
And yes I freely include myself as one of those who has gotten into more silly stubborn arguments oon here than I really should have.
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