If you want to see just how stupid and uncivil people can be in this sort of environment just check the comments on ANY youtube video. LOL It doesn't matter if it's politics, a drum solo, a speedrun or even videos of cute kittens. Someone will always show up just to be like "Oh yeah? Well, you're an idiot and everything you say, do and love is stupid. Please die. Thank you".
I just quote this because it is SO TRUE! The awfulness of Youtube comments is really something. The problem is that in some cases there could be helpful comments, but they'll be sworn in a wave of unrelated flame war comments about something unrelated.
Now @ Spooniest. First of all you are a free man and do what you want with your life. I will give you some advice, you are free to take it, or to think I'm an idiot and ignore it (but don't reply to explicitly tell me I'm an idiot, thanks, I already know
I might get a wrong impression, but I feel like you're being terribly bored in life and pass too much time on those forums. You also seem to take those forums as your personal blog, making a new general-topic thread every day about something partially or completely unrelated with romhacking. I've avoided participation in such thread, but was constantly thinking to myself "oh my god what this guy is doing". People there, for the most part, do not care about your real life, and are there to discuss romhacking or related topics. As someone already pointed out, the less technical and focus is a thread, the most likely it is to be "noisy" and look like youtube comments (and that's a terrible thing)
So my recommendation to fix the problem is to find another occupation in life, and keep on those forums mostly to discus romhacking and technical things.
Last but not least, you accuse other people to make cryptic posts, but I have caught you doing very cryptic posts also, and I won't come back on your very negative reaction when I pointed this out.