I had no idea autism was a real thing.
Yeah overall it’s definitely much more civil here than other online communities. It's also cathartic to be able to freely express an opinion. Maybe it's the format of the forums, but it seems more conducive to nuanced discussion than a platform like Reddit. And oddly, it makes me feel a bit more optimistic about the world to know that there are still some sane, reasonable, decent people around. I know this site often gets maligned, but I legit cried when I read the thread about Elizabeth Waite's suicide. It was really touching to see Kiwis rally their support for Elizabeth's widow and son with the GoFundMe campaign.It's also given me a place where I can lay out and look at others thoughts with some actual interaction that's more civil (oddly) than a lot of other places on the web.