I don't think it's fair to say that people there have zero spines. SOME people there have no spines, and some are always getting into trouble with more established cliques. In any given day you have poster wars. Some don't give a shit about the monkey antics of longstanding bullies and don't participate. You were there - did you get into long arguments there? if not, were you spineless or were you apathetic?
I also think there's too much deference to veteran, ex-admin posters, the most obnoxious of whom is, IMHO, mistyped though he has much pull among the sheep-like members.