I think the state of GM is pretty terrible really: just look at the mess that was the US Open final results thread - pages and pages of nothing but personal attacks, and it was left to run for days; hundreds of threads of Nadal vs Federer, full of much of the same thing.
GM has been awful since I started coming here like 7 years ago. For whatever reason, a lot of people here seem to think that because they are on the internet and just typing on a screen instead of saying something to someone's face that that gives them the liberty to say the things they say. Several mods, myself included, almost never go to GM because it's so horrendous. I have enough crap in my real life, don't need to come online and see even more negativity
I guess at this point the mods just expect forum users to attack each other (tell each other to fuck off etc.).
Well that's what most threads seem to be in GM, no? Either attacking other people here or attacking players. Very little actual valuable discussion. I've been on other very big message boards where this kind of thing does not happen. MTF is speshul