Many SEOs and others who visit forums dedicated to this topic have noticed that more and more “a lack of civility towards other views and a decreasing level of common sense” has occured in the postings.
It used to be a place where people could discuss techniques and give and receive tips. Now, however, it’s become a battlefield of people attacking and defending “spam techniques”. This is a sad thing.
“Basically, the forums have become ugly and highly political and are no longer inviting crossover discussion as they did in previous years. In effect, the SEO/SEM community seems to be losing itself in ideology.”