"Hammering" is a figurative term. Even a tad hyperbolic (a teeny tad). But you already know that. Regarding your second comment, you will notice there is virtually no new blood here. Nor has there been for quite some time because the joint is known for its pronounced and vigorously defended list to port.

It's fine if a given POV is prevalent in a forum like this. But when the the tone and manner implies that other views need not apply and that's been my perception for a while new membership is hard to come by.

Doesn't mean anyone should suddenly drop their convictions and embrace the opposite position just to be neighborly, but the polarity here can be a bit much.