I think it would be a great idea but I think that too much hatred abounds between many folks in each organization, including Nick. Over the past couple of years I don’t think that I have see anyone in a national leadership position in ASHI or NAHI acting or saying things about INACHI like Nick does toward ASHI or NAHI. It is beyond me, why acts like he does, it only hurts his members in the eyes of their peers. I guess he thinks that he is helping INACHI, but it only hurts it in the long run. Nicks friend Joe Ferry and I talked about this at InspectionWorld , even Joe agreed with my feelings.
Nick is a likable guy, I have shared a drink or two with him over the years and I can see why he has the following he has. But, I wish he would tone done his rhetoric, it would help with the image of INACHI and its members in the home inspection profession.
I think most of us who have been around for many years just want what is best for the profession. I was guilty of badgering and bashing a couple of years back, but I made a personal decision to stop and to try and improve our profession. Too much energy has been wasted on trivial facts and statistics about who had more, who gets more site traffic and on and on and on. It really makes little difference when folks are not buying homes and home inspectors are going out of business every day.
The ASHI board does not have public section. This is really the only way you can control it. We have had a few hackers from time to time, but with the new software and the registration process has stopped all of that.
I think Jim Bushart was one of the first to hack into the old site. Y’all had Jim first!!
I guess it could fall under some part of the ASHI Ethics.
Closing up the public part of the INACHI site would stop all of this nonsense. But, it would also limit the exposure that Nick wants for INACHI. This I’m betting is the main reason that it has stayed open.
Even over on Inspection News and The Inspectors Journal you see very little badgering and bashing. Sure it rears it’s ugly head from time to time but after a dozen or so post it is forgotten by most. The owners of those sites moderate the threads pretty good, as many already know.
Thats because ASHI is a credible association with bylaws, voting rights, policies, proctored tests, a responsible professional and ethical ESOP committee See the difference? They also don’t discuss ESOP matter in an open forum, and memebers can appeal ESOP decisions. See the difference? There are a lot more reasons but I am trying to keep it simple JUST FOR YOU! :mrgreen: