Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: incivility in our comments sections.

Lots of "spirited discussions" occurring at NB lately, many degrading into serial invective, and often between usual suspects.

What's up, folks? Aren't there enough compelling and important events transpiring in our country at this point that evoke serious debate without it becoming too personal? Or, our message boards reflective of the deep political divisions not just between the political parties but also within them?

Do folks actually enjoy the bickering and squabbling, or do it more defensively to save face? Should NB be more aggressively moderating such battles in an attempt to minimize and/or eliminate them? Or, is this just a part of the internet community experience?

NB Staff
NB Staff