If they tried to start blocking anything negative, and still wished to keep some semblance of balance, they would also have to block anything positive as well.
Read your own sentence again and tell me if that makes the least bit of sense to you after the fact.
The boards would be made up solely of "How do I/Where do I" questions.
Probably. And then if these boards shape up like so many other game boards here at ZAM, sooner or later someone would create a sticky containing information and links for new playe...
Oh wait, Osarion already did.
And then some people would direct those asking the repetitious, mundane questions to the sticky and some carebear would come along and leap to their soup box with aplomb and denounce the sticky directing poster for not having simply answered the question.
And on a side note, I've come across some "positive" threads about the game that go along fine but end with things along the lines of.. "but I think the one's always complaining need to learn to play" or "need to go back to WoW" or "want everything handed to them" etc. Please tell me how that's anything more than flamebait? It's no different than the person who posts a list of legitimate concerns about the game and then ends it with "and people who like the game are too simple to understand" or crap like that.
You find that kind of thing in every forum. The issue here isn't about stomping out all negativity. It's about restoring some semblance of balance and order. For a period of time and even now (though to a lesser extent) these boards were all about one braindead numpty after another starting their own thread to trash on the game despite countless other threads on the front page whining about the exact same things
. And where it started to really
cross the line, imo, is when said braindead numpties started karma bombing people in totally different threads just because they had the audacity to comment about something they enjoyed. You don't
see that kind of behavior in any
other game forum I've spent time on anywhere in the ZAM network. It just doesn't happen.