"Well no, not only is it impossible for me to do those "calculations" that you're talking about, but if you are too lazy to even do a small check up on it- then I honestly can't see why you are even discussing it in the first place. Then I honstly shouldn't take your non-opinion on the matter seriously in any way."
Again, I could very well have a look at pre-2012 threads, that wouldn't settle anything, regardless of the fact that my opinion would change or not. We would still be in the same situation regarding the factual aspect of your claims.
If that's sufficient for you not to take my "non-opinion" on the matter seriously, then so be it.
"No, it wouldn't. As I said, it will be very apparent by a quick glimpse- especially if you look at any popular thread around 2008 (which takes less time to do, than to write your entire post)."
Same problem as above, and yes, it would, for the reasons I explained again and again. I'm just as likely to be subject to bias and since I'm only human I can only look at a tiny fraction of those threads, which would be very likely to skew the results only because of the small sample.
So sure, if I look at these threads it might give me something to either change or maintain my opinion, but it wouldn't prove anything regarding the factual aspect of your claims (in any side, right or wrong)
"Yes it does."
No, it doesn't. Just as for any person really. Knowing being right and being right are two separate things. There are millions and millions of people who are 100% sure of things that have been proven time and time again to be wrong, or simply (as in your case) neither been proven nor disproved. These people are convinced to be right of course, but that won't change the facts.
You might be right of course. But you might be wrong. And keeping arguing that you're right with only your word or your memory as a base is useless. Just as it's useless to claim that me looking at threads will determine if you're right or wrong. It simply won't. At most it would change my opinion to your side, which is clearly not the same thing as you being right (or wrong).
"I could also say that Einstein's theory of relativity was wrong until someone provided sustainable proof, because I was too lazy to find mathematical proof of the theory in question."
The difference is that the maths have already been done for this and Einstein's theory is used every day to make our satellites work just as intended. There's no opinion to have on the theory of relativity since it's been factually proven, unlike your hypothesis, where no analysis and no stats have been done whatsoever. The only thing used is your opinion based on your memory and your interpretation of threads. That's more than sufficient to make an opinion, but that's really not enough to be able to establish a fact.
"The burden of proof isn't on me, as the proof is already here- on the same goddamn site we're on as we speak. Memory isn't even needed."
The burden of proof is on you because you're the one who's making a claim, the claim that (to simplify) people were behaving less negatively before 2012 than after. If the proof was already there, all I would need would be to look at it, just as I only need to look at the scientific studies if I need proof of a scientific claim.
But for the reasons I explained several times, the proof isn't here (yet). What you have is some data, which can be used to obtain evidence. But it has to be processed a certain way in order to extract the most objective conclusion possible. And that process is certainly not "me looking at a tiny tiny fraction of the data and just give my opinion on it".
"You can keep disregarding everything I say on the subject until you do a quick search and find out that I'm right... but until then I just really don't care about your opinion, as it isn't based on anything whatsoever."
I certainly do NOT disregard everything you say on the subject. I value your opinion, otherwise I wouldn't still be talking to you.
I'm just trying to explain that your opinion is not equivalent to evidence, despite what you seem to think.
I think you do care about my opinion. Otherwise you would have stopped answering me a long time ago. But I'm not in your head, maybe you have other reasons to continue this discussion despite not caring about anything I say ^^.