Jeff, I think on this topic you should lighten up b/c it's OBVIOUSLY a venting thread. Let things take their course. If I see Dino as kissing Tauntons ass..which I do..then I'm gonna say so..if you wanna ban me then feel free but I'm not gonna get muzzled here or anywhere else for that matter. I already pulled "myself" from BT for a year b/c I was sick of Taunton's games only to come back and tip toed around the place pretty much only to get tossed for being a racist???? LOLOL. How fuged is that??
To me a good forum is a forum that has the people...the community run it "to some degree". Just like a real village...or at least a village I'd like to live in. Thats just my opinion. If we want sterile, there's PLENTY of sterile builders forums out there. I have yet to see a forum where "builders" can be builders. You want a niche or more of the same? That's up to you. I can as easily go over to JLC and be bored to death. I go over there specifically for building questions so my visits there are minimal being I already know everything...lol.
I said it before...I'd seen in a cpl of different forums like the Forestry Forum or was it The Timber Framers Guild...I forget where...but they had a folder that was an area the advertisers as well as a select few of regular posters could go, to discuss the forum with weekly meetings.
Seems to me everyone can then be represented. Thats up to the people that started the forum. It belongs to them and how far they wanna see it go is up to them. The internet is laced in forums. This is just a suggestion and it's coming from a caring place. It's a way to have a sort of demmocracy within a vested interest group...wait a minute...I'm a Democratic Socialist.
I dunno...I'd be interested in hearing what others think on this subject....not that it probably matters.