We’re setting up a new user group for helpful non-inspectors users so they can have unmoderated access to the message board (not including the members-only sections). This group is only for non-inspectors, and you must be nominated by an InterNACHI member to get access. Please e-mail me directly to nominate a non-member for this account status.
That’s all dandy Jim, but it’s more rantings of your opinion on what should happen. This thread is about a decision of what IS happening and I support it, that’s all. Everyone is clear that you don’t like censorship, 10-4, gotcha, over and out, we get it.
Our message board is still the wild wild West in comparison to others. For instance, WAHI’s Boad of Directors just passed a motion that prohibits their own members from complaining about their own association. A member going public with a complaint about their association “will be grounds for disciplinary action” at WAHI.
I have flip-flopped over this issue many times overthe years here, here’s my bottom line.
If non-members want anarchy on our boards, they should be denied PERIOD.
If helpfull non-members enjoy spendingtime here and impart useful information, they should be encouraged to do so. Period.
The crap that we have been seeing over the last few months has been driving some very helpfull people away from this site (and me) I love your no censorship gig … but in the real world it isn’t working.
Give Chris the benefit of the doubt and lets see what works before many of us just up a leave to get away from the BS OK?
If you are a home inspector and wish to have full access to the message board, I think it’s only fair that you join InterNACHI. If you are not an inspector, and thus can’t/don’t have a reason to join, that’s a different matter. There are plenty of non-inspector specialists that contribute to our board, and we want to offer them the access they deserve.
Right now non-inspectors can have some of the same access that a member has, but are not considered a member because they have not passed our membership requirements (they’re not listed on our search engines, etc).