Has anyone else notices that when something FW community in general feels passionately about (as much as any group of individuals like this bunch can agree on a topic) how serious and interesting
all of the comments become? This struck me most firmly in the recent BNFshavemorefun kerfluffle about slash and gay/equal marriage
, but I know it's happened before. No one's getting wanky, not in the "being an idiot" sense, people are agreeing, disagreeing, and pointing out different things, and the sheer amount of knowledge present in the members of FW Wank amazes me. You still have the outbreaks of silly - that's inevitable and necessary for any serious discussion - but the level of mockery is much, much less, and the level of serious content is much much more.
Now, if only I could harness all of this I could
take over the world
bring about world peace, or something... FW could start a militia, bonking idiots everywhere over the head with the clue-by-four and bringing about a higher level of consciousness....