How very sad it is when a flaming gardening forum can't be a place of mutual respect, learning and pleasant banter.
I have only been a member a short time but it seems there are more strops and in fighting in threads here than not which is really quite pathetic. I was previously a site admin at a popular football forum and there was nothing remotely like this.
Is there not a code of conduct that members need to adhere to? There should be no tolerance of personal remarks, threads promoting ones own self importance and slating of other members.
Surely there are admin here who can take action by deleting the needless content of those who desire to be top dog of a gardening site? Come on, sort it out before the forum is totally enveloped in this tosh and if necessary ban the repeat offenders whoever they be. The constant drivel posted by some does tend to give it away.
Maybe Gardeners World could run a feature in their next mag?