Recently I have felt that this board has had an overwhelming amount of bickery and narcissism. Many people come here to learn in an open community with a wealth of information and great articles on the main page, and this site has not deterred away from that purpose even slightly (thank you!). But, I feel like many of the posts in threads are taking away from the original poster's intention and only causing harm.
General Chat - Question about smith rack
Many of the posts were, instead of helping the poster, were along the lines of "toss the rack," "lose the rack," "burn the rack..." And no one had any reason to know why the poster was needing one. I certainly don't disagree with the necessity of free weights and their importance, but I certainly don't disregard machinery. Also, it was noted that it was for the poster's wife, who was not as serious a lifter, and that this would be more than enough--not everyone can be a super lifter, so why did people flame the poster?
Video section - 13 year-old lifter 165 X 4
It seems like people are more intrested in seeming intelligent by belitting the lifter, when often times they have nothing to show for it. I feel that many people, like with posts on this, arn't "impressed" because they can do better.
It just seems to me that people are too quick to disregard other forms of training that arn't WBB-approved: cardio, high reps, static excercising, stretching, and arn't open-minded enough to give praise and respectful criticism when deserved.
I'm not looking to fight, I'm looking to discuss.