It’s only been a few weeks/months (I have a terrible sense of time, but you know what I mean—not a long while) since io9 merged with Gizmodo, but lately I’ve really felt that the comment sections have just.....gone downhill. All the old stalwarts are still there with their wit and tolerance, but I feel like there are so many more voices now being negative or trolling that scrolling through isn’t the fun, informative breeze it used to be.

Does anybody else feel this way? I could be (I am) really overtired, but on the last few articles especially it feels like the conversation isn’t as nuanced as it once was.