I was just introduced to this website. It was recommended to me as a way to stay up with local talk and news. It seems to be rife with petty namecalling, whining, and dragging people's reputations through the mud and personal information to the public.

Is that just a first impression formed because the negative threads stay current? Is there a good reason to stay and contribute here if you don't enjoy gossip? I appreciate the news links a lot, but the actual talk seems to be centered on adultery. Is this accurate or should I stick around a while and see what else topix has to offer?

I realize this thread will offend some people, but that's not what I'm trying for. I just want to know from those who have been here for a while if I simply have a less than stellar first impression. Thanks!