I'm afraid it kind of is. The people who frequent these forums are hardly an accurate representation of the playerbase. I can count regular posters on my fingers. The only way to fix this would likely be encouraging people in game to participate on the forums, but I don't know whether that would even work, as the atmosphere around here is incredibly hostile (as I'm sure we're all aware). Most just want to enjoy their game in peace and don't care for arguing on the forums.
That being said, while I understand why you made this thread (and I wholeheartedly agree that both Revvy and Agan were out of line), I don't think it's helping the situation much. Complaining about people who complain doesn't solve anything.
We used to have a lot of debate and discussion around Ryzom every days on Ryzomforge IRC channel.
Then it was moved in-game on /channel Ryzomforge.
Players are just not interested even in game, notice when we do a call about a marauder subject in the ryzom forge meeting, the silence fall.
Talk about a wheel, and everyone start to talk again ;)