Exactly one month ago several members expressed concern that the forum was taking on an increasingly snide or argumentative tone.
We took this concern very seriously, and took the following actions:
1) We instituted a tough new policy on argumentative or hostile behavior, which is explained here:
IMPORTANT: Reporting Posts and Improving the Tone
2) We beefed up our moderation by appointing several new moderators.
3) We banned members who continued to fuel the problem.
In your estimation, have our efforts paid off? Has the tone of the forum improved? If not, what else would you like to see happen?