I've been on a lot of online communities in my time; gaming forums/communities, fitness (hah! but true), some other stuff.
And a lot of these forums have an arc where it's great, the people get known, then the shit-tards flood in, the signal:noise ratio bottoms out, and the quality posters move on and the place is just a cesspool you never visit any more.
I've seen it happen a lot. 10 times, minimum.
I've always thought of myself as "a quality poster", but what if I'm just one of the early adopter shit-tards?
I hope that's the case, because good work everyone. We're shittarding the internet.