The Way We Were

All forums start off good, enjoy a "honeymoon period" in which they continue to be good, and then steadily decline… from the point of view of each individual observer.
The Fishbowl: Charles' Rules of Online Forums

I see similar phenomenon all over with schools, companies, governments, societies, etc, a widespread perception that everything was better in the past and that things are sliding toward malaise. I think it comes from how forgetful we all are.

Posted November 19, 2005 11:23 AM