I’m a member of two other forums, subjects having nothing to do with home inspection. One is moderated and one is not. The moderated forum is one on whips. It’s sport-cracking involving single and double-handed routines and target cutting. It’s moderated becasue it’s a sport for all ages and the founders didn’t want S&M people posting there. It feels like a moderated site.
I’m for the free flow of ideas and as far as I’m concerned, putting up with people getting out of hand once in a while is just the price you pay in order to have a free board. If I’m posting something inappropriate I’d rather several core posters jumped on me and let me know (jeez, that sounds familiar somehow) than have BIG BROTHER delete my post and slap my hand. I’m a full grown man. If I’m wrong I’ll take my medicine publicly and get over it. This aint kindergarden which is what the whip site feels like sometimes.
Both those other boards go through cycles similar to those of the NACHI board. New posters come and go, people pursue ideas for a while, then the people or ideas drop away or evolve. It’s a natural ebb and flow of attitudes and ideas. As long as the off-subject stuff stays in one of the appropriate forums… General, Miscellaneous or Not for Everyone Forums, I don’t really care.
That ignore buttton’s always there.
Stay out of the Tech, Ethics, Legal, Marketing, Report Writing and other inspection-specific forums unless you want to talk inspection… please. A little humor’s OK if it relates, but don’t continue off-thread.
Didn’t really mean to go on but that’s why they call them forums.