A by product of success is popularity and that is exactly what 11w has experienced. We have all seen it and lately I think the friction is starting to really bring all of the effort and work this staff puts into the site down. We've got some newbs/trolls (depending on your stance) and some real Internet tough guys/know it alls.
At this point, I don't really care if you're one or the other or fall somewhere in the middle. I really enjoy this site and have for a few years with relatively few user based issues. Lately it seems like both extremists are flooding the site and the bottom line is it is disrespectful to 11w staff and the amazing effort and product that they strive to provide us.
No other site gives a better perspective, more information, and absolute access to their staff than 11w, for free none the less (if you choose not to donate). So my plea is, Internet tough guys, take it easy and respect the product that the staff work so hard to provide, this is not your forum no matter how much you wish it is. Newbs, don't go borderline troll, this is an excellent community with an educated and impassioned base, work your way into the flow and build some respect, we really are welcoming.
So there it is, it's the off season and I hope we all take a moment like our beloved team to evaluate ourselves and respect the community were a part of, adding to its success by bringing our best contributions to the table and nothing else.
go bucks and thank you 11w