I'm familiar with a few other StackExchange sites (and other online communities as well). They all have their share of arguments but it has never reached the level I find on Japanese Language and Usage.
For what I have gathered, it is coming mainly from 2 users.
They are unnecessarily overly aggressive in their comments and have an ego the size of a Nike advertising.
Being valued assets of this website they have the last word but the numbers show that people are staying away from a site that otherwise might be helpful:
818 total users of which 103 are more or less active.
(1/8th of active members)
461 visits a day (103 being from those "active" members)
2.4 questions a day
It can be analyzed in 2 ways:
- People are afraid to ask questions
- There are too many experts (with different opinions) who don't need to ask questions
- 2.2 answer ratio
That's the experts engaging in arguments, while the other are too afraid to answer.
I myself will not engage in conversations with these people and I suggest others do the same.
As for the members targeted by this message, I suggest your review your attitude, make your point simply without forcing your opinion on others and let the community decide for itself.
After this post I'll probably be judged as a drama-queen as it is the fashion on internet when someone tries to resolve conflicts but others will maybe understand the message.
Oh I forgot... Incidentally, after exchanging arguments with a certain long time expert of this site I received 3 downvotes on some of my answers in a time interval that suggests retaliation. That's what I'm talking about...