Originally Posted By: Guest
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On an open albeit moderated board, one must expect outsiders to voice their opinions on any of a large number of issues that are of importance to them.
Certainly the outsiders can't and shouldn't expect the opportunity to vote, but just as certainly they should be able to voice their concerns. If NACHI as an organization had the ability to diagnose and react to the concerns, many of the objections that prevent non members from being members could be rectified. NACHI doesn't have that capability and the vast majority of it's members have no input what so ever ... the vast majority have no contact with NACHI at all. Emails are nice and all, but I get the emails and there is no substance. Each one I've received (Canadians excepted) is marketing fluff that is shamelessly self promoting.
The problem isn't with the rabble rousers; the problem lies in the infrastructure (or lack thereof) of NACHI. If NACHI didn't rely on new blood as a mainstay it could close it's boards and become members only. The fact that new inspectors are the target for NACHI precludes this measure and the boards must remain open.
Think about what happen if NACHI didn't have the web presence it has. It would just shrivel up and die, because the main appeal to being a member is to get the exposure that this open site affords.
The fact is that NACHI is a business. There is one proprietor, no board of directors, no representation of the membership save for a few comittees largely appointed by the proprietor.