Mudcat Café message #1852518 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93659   Message #1852518
Posted By: The Shambles
07-Oct-06 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
Subject: RE: BS: Closed threads & deleted posts.
I for one am all for members only posting. The best forums I go to are all run that way. And I'll express my opinion whenever I want to on the subject.

Wesley S - due to Max's wishes, and as you are not to my knowledge a 'moderator' of this forum - you can express any view you wish and that view in particular without compromising our hosts current wishes to continue to keep our forum open to the public's contributions or confusing the many posters who have supported our forum on that basis for many years.

But why would you be supporting a change that has not even been proposed by our host? Is this not a little disloyal to Max? Is the fact that we are expressing different views on this issue needlessly divisive to our forum? Who has publicly proposed it - and who is constantly pushing the change?

And like others that express this view - do you not like our forum currently? Is this forum not thought by you THE best or even one of the best forums you visit?

If not - why do you visit. Why do you not stick with your other members only posting sites or form one of your own?

Our forum is the fine and well-supported forum it is now BECAUSE Max has encouraged the public's contributions over many years and despite the problems inherrent in this. He, our forum and that principle needs your support.

Most of the problems that (some of) our 'moderators' constantly moan on publicly about, blame posters and take no responsibility for - have actually been caused by their failed attempts to control and shape our forum to their wishes.