As always; the VOR ( voice of reason) on Island related matters and in this case forum critique as well.
It does seem sensationalism is popular and crime piques the curiosity of the masses, possibly because it doesn't include them. When it does it's another story and venting may help heal.
The locals on the boards can see the layers of social life on Island far clearer than we can and thus their frustration is doubled when the one week wonders offer solutions. Combine the posters and verbal chaos will surely occur.
It is refreshing when immediate concerns about air fares, lodging and dining are discussed in a civil atmosphere and one upping on " MY DEAL" etc. is avoided. Punctuate with humour and visuals and you get a relaxing informative venue.
One of the benefits of forums is to offer a preview of the folks we may meet and spend time with during our trips, I think many may disclose traits in their writings that others will remember. We certainly avoid negative and argumentative folks on our trips. The Island time spent is far too short to waste on verbal conflict.
Glad to see your comments, keep em coming!