This is much needed
Yes. The problem posters fall into one of two categories in my experience:
1. The troll, a person who has nothing to contribute but they find redemption in trying to make those who do look stupid for sharing "an opinion. They are the people who read a topic, open it, and then post how dumb it is using sarcasm. Some surf the web to find an amusing picture so they get liked and pie. It makes them feel worthy. Recommendation: If you do not like the topic or the thread, either do not open it or simply close it if it is beneath your intellectual level. Spending 5 minutes putting together a humourous visual package to ridicule another Panther fan is sadder than any dumb post.
2. The person who cannot accept any opinion or position other than his own. Even if the topic is subjective and opnionated, these people think that there is only one correct answer and they have been dubbed by the football gods, "Keeper of the Truth." Their purpose is not to open their minds by listening to other ideas, but to argue and have a tantrum because they have so much self-respect riding on being right or having others agree with them. So much depends on social acceptance, and some are not braced for the sting of having their ideas rejected by differing opinions.
I can say that lately, I have experienced pleasant, mature comments that I agreed with in some cases, or silently did not in others. I appreciate the fact that somehow I posted when those with the self-esteem issues were pulled from their basements by Mom's announcement that the macaroni and cheese was ready, or I posted during the network premier of the "Twilight" saga. Whatever it was, a harvest moon or excitement on the scanner, I appreciated the intelligent and mature exchanges.