Overall, tone was affected by
Tone was always a point of contention among members.
A number of the responses on eWeb's "Submissions Forum" were very harsh:
11/4/99, eWeb Forum: Submissions
All I can say is; this is absolute drivel, juvenile garbage, worthlessly sentimental slop tied together with a hideous rhyme scheme. No grasp of poetic devices, no originality. I can't believe this was written by a college freshman. My little brother writes better than this. My little brother is nine years old.
Harshness came direct under attack by other members and was purposely not reinforced by the facilitator.
16. Explicit Norming of Tone>