The site description for the lounge is:
|This site wrote:|
|"Discussions about this website, or other topics not related to C++ programming"|
I think we'd both agree that thread games are not related to C++ programming. ;P
I'm not big on thread games myself. I might occasionally pop in with an answer or two, but I never really follow them closely. It's just a fun little thing to throw a post at.
|I have a certain trust for the personality and behavior of many senior members, and recently only these past months I have seen very strange breaks in my trust that have been causing me stress.|
I am really having a hard time understanding what it is you're so upset about.
I can't imagine what kind of 'trust' involves people refusing to participate in "fun" threads. Nor do I understand why you care so much about what other people do with their free time.
|I feel like the community I joined and enjoyed is going in a direction I don't like,|
I don't think anything has changed. Maybe there are a more 'silly' lounge threads than there used to be... but so what? Don't read them. There are (and have always been) tons of threads in the Lounge that I couldn't have cared less about. It's kind of the nature of these kinds of boards.
Maybe if the forum had an "ignore thread" option that might solve the issue?
| and I feel like I'm slipping away.|
I hate to say this, and I mean no offense by it.... but it sounds to me like this is more of a problem with your outlook and less of a problem with the forum. Try focusing more on the things you're interested in and less on watching (and judging) what other people are doing.
|You've all confused me. I know I am not the only one to feel it, as we have seen already some valued members have closed their accounts.|
I've also seen many (most?) of them reopen accounts with another username.
Though that's even more things that I don't understand. =P
|I won't do that, but I feel the pressure anyway.|
takes breaks from the Lounge. Like sometimes I'll go weeks/months without even looking at the thread list. Maybe you should do the same?
The whole point here is to enjoy yourself. If you're not enjoying yourself then maybe it's best to leave for a bit. I'm not saying you should quit forever... but maybe a break for a while might help clear your head.
EDIT: bad typo. "mean to offense" instead of "mean no offense". Big difference.