I don't see why it has to be an either/or kind of thing. Both places have merits.
I obviously prefer RS...but I still visit here from time to time. Especially in the last couple of weeks as I was wondering how Matt was doing down south. This was definitely the right forum for him to have been posting that info in. Because everyone knows who he is here, and we were all really concerned. There was no "flaming"
, post padding or other silliness going on in that thread. Just genuine interest in how things were going for him.
Someone starts up a personal grief thread at the other site, and sooner or later...they always go downhill if they aren't carefully monitored.
Does that mean that the community here is BETTER? Nah. Just smaller.
And more respectful of one another because of that. After all, just about everyone here is also a member at other sites, whether they frequent those or not. Do they suddenly become "better people" when they log into JD? Nah. They just choose to be on their "Good behavior" over here.
A bad apple here would REALLY stand out, and be really easy to deal with.
That's probably why nobody tries it.
Think of it like a football game. 4 people can't storm the field and overwhelm stadium security after a win, but 400 people can.
If I'm wrong, let me know....but I think it all comes down to numbers. Sure, there are going to be more troublemakers at a site with over 15 times as many registered members. But there are also a ton of good people there. Last time I checked, most of you guys still had a membership.
I think it's ok to visit more than one place for my Star Wars fix.