On average I move about one a week....mostly FROM the Gaming Forums TO JoeUser.....
I have no doubt of that... gaming forums certainly get their share of trash.
That said, even Stardock 'Employees' are allowed opinions. They shouldn't NEED/be made to to post under some alias or other just to voice a view.
The last thing any company should be doing is having representatives take positions on issues that could make its consumers angry, assuming said issues don't directly impact its business. I remember a while back Frogboy (I think) said Stardock would stop using either Fedex or UPS because they pulled advertisements from Glen Beck's political shows, supposedly in support of free speech or something like that. All fine and good for Brad to think that, but to bring his whole company into an issue like that just doesn't make any sense to me. Rarely do people reward companies for making political moves they agree with, its far more common for them to boycott those that take views they don't like (the whole issue in the first place).
The exact same thing can happen on the forum level. If you as an employee of Stardock get into a heated argument with a customer about something not related to your business, its going to negatively affect their perception of Stardock. That can certainly lead to lost sales in the future. If you were posting the same comments on a different account, their would be no perception that Stardock was supporting that view. It may also lead to more open discussions if the moderators aren't taking sides. I don't know who you are in real life Jafo, but I know you have the right to ban me due to your shiny Stardock badge there. If you have a good point to say why not say it from the same podium as the rest of us?
Of course who am I to lecture you guys on how to run your business? If this is the kind of thing you guys want more power to you, but it seems to me it just gets you into wars you had no need in fighting.