An anonymous reader writes: Slashdot is awesome! One of the best sources on the Internet for digesting tech news--you know, news that really matters. As tech people, it's our jobs to dissect problems, poke, prod, and reinvent. And, for better or worse, bitch about ev-ery-thing... But have we, the posters at Slashdot, gone Tea Party? Have we slowly eroded the quality of our own discourse, while patting ourselves on the backs for how damn smart we all are? I, for one, have started to get an overwhelming negative feeling in recent years from Slashdot comment threads. More up-mods for snarky and cynical posts, and from people-who-did-not-RTFA than for positive, insightful, informative, and humility-inducing comments? I'm sure we're all guilty of it of at some level. Or, is the negativity just more entertaining? Or am I totally wrong, offbase, and should I be sent to Slashdot re-education camp? Signed, yours truly, Anonymous Coward.