I agree with what DougR has said. If no one posts anything to the threads that seem to promote argument, they will die. I never read the political threads anymore. I know that it`s just a bunch of people arguing about something that will never be resolved. No one will change their minds; no one will `come around`.
I`m saddened to hear that good people are leaving as a result of a few bad apples. I guess this is life in the information age.
By the way, Kelida, I'm 26 years old and here to learn as much as I can from the older and more experienced people on this website. I think it's great that you're starting as early as you are.