However, I will offer this challenge to members and users. Any forum, despite its shortcomings, is only as productive as its members. If we only look and don't comment, what's the point?
How can you be motivated to be productive when you feel disgusted by what your contribution has been turned into through something you don't like and didn't endorse?
Problem is not with moderation which is very good; if you want brawls, go to the bar. Problem is general direction site has taken; ownership disconnect, overblown advertising, security holes, etc etc. The way people feel is: Why would I donate my free time to something I am now having bad vibe about. When this is fixed, everything else comes back naturally. Or the site closes down; as simple as that.