As such, we sidestep some of the more annoying trends that accompany sites with more active talkback strings (read: Firsties), but like everyone else on the web -- we're certainly aware of it, and have even probably taken part in a few ourselves.
As a result, I found this particular article really interesting in the ways it discusses the five most common ways that discussion threads almost always veer off track into petty name-calling and arguments -- which I think says a lot about internet culture itself.
And then -- as you should expect, the talkback thread after the post takes the whole thing and runs it into the ground.
Still, good stuff.
See what you think -- and feel free to leave some comments afterward :)