RCMB gets frequent mention here (I side with those here who wonder why), for which reason I became curious about it and posted a few times there. In fact, I had never heard of it prior to then - I first knew about it because it was talked about here.
Here's my unsolicited take: there's an incredible amount of stupid-horrible-awful-disgusting-worthless bullshit there - more so than here by a very wide margin. It is excrutiating - I stopped posting there because I couldn't take it anymore. It makes MSU look terrible. I wish they'd either clean it up or shut it down.
In fact, if you want to know "what is going on in spartyland," I cannot emphasize enough that The Only Colors is the place to go. I consider it to be as good as here in terms of quality of content and discussion, though inferior as to quantity of content.
But the problem with RCMB is not necessarily that people are dumber over there than here or anywhere else. It's that they don't have the procedures and tough Geaux_Blue-style mods in place to prevent stupid discussions from popping up, or to prevent otherwise worthwhile discussions from descending into "scUM" bashing and what you all rightfully call "brah-speak."
Brian and his mods do a good job of keeping the stupid to a minimum. If they all left for a month, MGB would start looking more like RCMB. Think Hobbes' state of nature. With a hangman on the horizon, people are more civilized. When there is no such hangman, people behave more like animals.
Get some stiffer procedures and some Geaux_Blue type mods in there, and the quality of discussion would go up IMHE (after some initial pushback). [Not to take anything away from Misopogon or ZL, but G_B appears to me to be a harder type who is less tolerant of mere unoffensive stupidity, which M and ZL are more likely to leave alone].
Then again, RCMB prides itself on - ahem - diversity of OT discussions (how's that for a euphemistic turn of phrase?). So perhaps iron-fisted Hobbesian style procedures and tough mods still wouldn't work. But I'd still like to see it carried out.
I like to read and participate in interesting discussions, and I don't care where you come from, what school you went to/root for, etc.... The content, the procedures, the layout of the site, and the mods here are worlds better than RCMB (and just about everywhere else) for purposes of interesting discussions. That this also happens to be a site for M-fans is irrelevant for me.
OMGS - thanks for the nod. I find that you and I are generally on the same page.
An aside: "stident-atheletes"? Really OP?