Frankie - B wrote:
. I'm wondering why you call this reaction crap.
Because saying deal or gtfo is not particularly polite nor does it address the issues being raised (which has gone beyond just the post limit to sell things on the board).
Also I'm an admin no less.
Quibbling over titles is not productive. Your title might be administrator, but you moderate the forum. Either is appropriate and germane to your role on this forum.
And what I don't get is why a forum like this should embrace everybody that registers. It is not a public forum as it is privately owned. You can read and post as much as you want as long as your posts fit into the general direction of the forum which are Light Weight and Tech issues. If you think you do not belong here, the solution is pretty simple, please do not log on to the site. In stead of trying to bend it in such a way that it suits you.
Shooting first and asking questions later simply ensures that this site will always be small, limited, and somewhat stagnant because most people lurk instead of post. If that is your goal, then state as such.
I've seen people post tech questions and then get a snide remark and a post lock because it wasn't "ww enough" (whatever that means). I suggested in another thread that we have separate forum for stuff that is cycling related (like winter cyling gear for a given area, or what size seat post clamp do i have, and other posts in similar vein), but is not necessarily about how to tune parts or other weight-related issues and immediately got shot down for it, like the very idea will totally destroy the site and armageddon will come.
The forums go under the name of Weight Weenies this has long since evolved into tech weenies. We are fine with that, but we also want the vision of the site and the posts that are placed on the boards to be on the light products or tuning the heck out of parts.
I fail to see how having a separate forum about non weight related cycling issues will destroy that. I am a member of many forums that have an overall directive they preserve, but allow for slightly ot discussion to take place in a subforum where it won't distract from the main directive of the forums as a whole. Now if this requires more work for the admin/moderator team, I'll oversee it myself. So don't think I am agitating for something I am not willing to do the work for myself.
If we let it all go this forum will soon be as dead as others that have embraced that point of view.
I am not talking about letting it all go and allowing discussions about politics, religion, what kind of dog should one get, and other completely non-cycling topics. I am talking about not making new members feel like if they ask a simple question, they will be ridiculed for it and told gtfo. I I would think that management would want to increase the membership, get the word out there, rather than isolating themselves in this manner.
Look, I know this isn't a democracy, but if I say nothing, nothing ever changes. It looks like I am not the only one made to feel like I am not good enough to post on these forums, and I feel I must speak up about it. Now, you guys may totally blow me off which means I sink back into lurker mode. But I think it's pretty telling that at any given time, there are at least twice as many guests as members browsing the forums, and of those members, a fair amount of them are infrequent posters. If that's how management wants things, then at least I have had my say, if wasted a lot of keystrokes talking to an unreceptive audience.