"A moment of laxity spawns a lifetime of heresy"
This quote from WH40K is perfectly suited for the current state Teamliquid.net has found itself in. I don't really know how or when exactly did it happen but I'm seriously disappointed with TL right now...
I've always viewed this site as having quality content and high standards. A peaceful oasis among the sandstorms ravaging the internet.
Unfortunately, soon after the opening of SC2 forum section it all begun to change. I don't know if it was caused by the sudden influx of new users or because the mods have lowered a bar a bit, but things started going downhill from then on. There are still a lot of quality threads, especially in the Broodwar and Tourneys sections of TL.net, where people keep up the good work and make excellent use of the new features being added to the site.
The General, Starcraft 2 and Blogs sections of the forum have deteriorated greatly though...
Whenever I come to visit TL.net this days and I'm browsing through the forums, it seems that all I see is Pokemon, Apop and porn, an uncanny combination of things I never wanted to see around here. The seemingly omnipresent NSFW tag is being abused all around the place. Where once it was used to hide an occasional titty flash, now it has actual pornography hidden behind it. I'm not a person to bash porn, I just think there are better places to look for it than this site. The same goes for Pokemon and all sorts of Asian pop (this one being offensive only when it starts spreading to other threads than the ones dedicated for it).
What has happened? Who is responsible for this? How (if at all) will Teamliquid recover from it?
This are just a few questions that are on my mind right now. Personally I decided to pick up the slack and no longer give in to the deterioration of this great site. I have a solemn resolve to up the quality of my posts and refrain from posting inappropriate content.
Teamliquid.net needs you! Help improve the quality of the site to restore it to its former glory!