A few people write rubbish on the news sections cue blanket put downs from some on the forum.
It’s all a bit pathetic really - some don’t want to go the forum simply because there is a lot more people ready to snipe angrily at their comments. I wouldn’t be surprised if Phil has more trouble with the forum in terms of abuse compared to the news section.
And some don’t wish to comment on the news sections simply because there’s some who post rubbish within seconds of a new story appearing. For example the recent story regarding JK attracted rubbish within a few minutes.
The news and forum are all part of the some site - is there any need for some to try and create some sort of divide.