in theory you are right. in reality it never works that way on any board. a lot of posts in non-tennis forum are negative and hateful. i ignore them for the most part and i also ignore stark for the most part. but sometimes i do reply - sometimes because i'm bored, sometimes because i'm just in the mood for that. that's a part of the fun on internet forums as well
there is actually little negativity in my posts especially compared to a lot of other posters (not mentioning any names). i just won't be friendly towards some people and stark is one of them.
anyway, appologies if this distracted you from more important work