Catholics shouldn't have to urge other Catholics to give their Holy FATHER the benefit of the doubt, to not go looking for him to fail (practically clapping their hands in glee when they perceive that he does), etc. on a Catholic forum. It's getting old.
Well, if you got rid of the posts about how the Pope isn't really the Pope, or maybe he's the Pope but the rest of the visible Catholic Church isn't the real
Catholic Church, and the posts about how Christ sacrificed in the Novus Ordo Mass is the sacrifice of Satan, or maybe He isn't really
sacrificed even when the Novus Ordo Mass is said by a validly ordained priest with valid intention, valid form and valid matter, etc., then it would certainly make this forum feel less hostile. I can imagine that a few former posters who have left might even come back.
On the other hand, for many people, those are, in fact, the central tenets of Traditional Catholicism (tm) as they see it (as opposed to traditional Catholicism), and you might lose a large number of your current posters.
The posters in this forum are a self-selected group. Those who don't like the atmosphere end up leaving, so you end up with a majority of people who like the tone here, or at least are willing to tolerate it. To some extent, after one has been here a while, one learns which posters usually write things that are worthwhile reading (Saint Sebastian springs to mind as an example), and which ones do not. But this only comes after one has become familiar with the different posters.
How the forum appears to the new people who stumble upon it is a different question, and I'm not sure if there's any way to gauge what their reactions are. Many of them may look in here once, get disgusted, and leave without having posted anything. Or maybe I'm wrong -- there's no way to tell.
The main site, however, is wonderful, and the blog section is also pretty good. I think everybody agrees that those sections should be kept, no matter what happens to the forum.