Think of TideFans as an organization — a loose confederation of individuals with a common interest, but an organization nonetheless.They would if that place is same as it was in the Early to Mid 00's when I was there.
It was absolutely lawless on TI with Rumors running wild all the time and Posters attacking each other with insults.
TideFans is the best forum I've been apart of easily and I don't mean just for an Alabama sports board... I mean best forum period.
The moderation is a Huge part of that but also the quality of the members.
Organizational culture comes from the top, and BamaNation has done a great job creating one that balances solid information, room for opinion and civil debate, fun and a whole lot of people who are really knowledgeable on a wide variety of topics having nothing to do with sports.
I guess you could say that other boards have organizational cultures as well — just not generally one that appeals to me.