::Sure, Off Topic is not as active as it was back in 2003 / 2004, but I also feel the forum has become a better place because of it. Less people getting ripped down and more people with positive contributions.::
I would have to agree. I don't know if it's because a layer of anonymity has been lifted or just a culture shift, but it's definitely a friendlier place nowadays.
The vitriol seems to be reserved for the 1 post wonder spammers now.