>>660>people ignore an argument or other misdoing and pretend like everything is okay
I ignore and move on to the next post or thread. I don't feel like wasting time on arguing with someone, especially when it comes to more sensitive topics, and when I agree with someone, I don't feel like leaving a "+1 I agree" comment since I don't feel like those contribute much. It is nice to get positive attention, but never liked how some threads are almost nothing but "+1 I agree" on some sites. Maybe I just got burnt out by the shitposting on other sites.
If I don't agree with something and I don't feel like defending the other view, I let the thread be and move on. I generally don't care enough to defend my opinion anymore since I'm sick and tired of getting nothing but shitposts in return (like on certain popular sites), or simply called a troll for daring to have and defend a different opinion. Sick of that shit. Maybe I just got burnt out by the shitposting on other sites.
I don't think the atmosphere feels artificial. It feels slow, and sites like these tend to be like this when they're slow. I think the best solution to this problem is simply post more, post more original things that make this site unique (no generals please). For me this feels like a nice quiet country side restaurant of sorts. The kind you visit on your journeys, like a regular pit stop where you can relax before you have to stress out about your job or chores. This site with its atmosphere is something I wish will live on, since places like these, sushi rollymous places where no names or grudges will hold you back. No group on discord, channel on IRC, or social media site have been able to deliver a place like this. They might say they do, but at some point, the regulars will start to associate your name with some kind of expectation. You get boxed in, and you suffocate. Say something nice, or ask a question, and your motives are assumed and you start getting negative responses simply because you have a name, and they remembered something you said while horribly depressed two weeks earlier.
I don't remember where I was going with this post anymore.