Well, how exactly has it deteriorated, Sweettea. I just don't see what a lot of people are complaining about. I think to some degree the quality of are discussions have even increased. I see a positive trend developing.
Juan ... I've been a member of DDO, for almost a year. In that time, I've seen the Opinions & Polls go straight downhill. Yes, we have more polls. But the quality of them hasn't improved. Many are just useless nonsense. The Debates are becoming more of a popularity contest than sound debates that are based on facts. I've had my vote solicited, numerous times. The trolling has gotten worse. If an individual is looking for insightful discussion, debate, etc., DDO just doesn't deliver what it once did. I know a few members who have already left (not banned), for this reason. Personally, I now spend more time on other sites. It's unfortunate, but the nature of the beast. Some come here to engage in debate & discussion, of serious topics. Others come to carry-out sophomoric antics.