Meta stackexchange sites are often the venue for immature rants authored by disgruntled members of the site. The Math stackexchange and meta stackoverflow includes a lot of this behavior. During a recent instance of this, one site member pointed out the unconstructive nature of ranting on meta and the ranter (after calming down) responded a joke that why we do this would be a question for the Psych SE.
- What do people engage in rants on meta stack exchange site?
- Is there something about math/computing people that causes this behavior?
- What psychological theories are relevant?