Thank you. I hate to nag. The forum is mostly what you make of it. It's been better when you guys self police than when I have to come in and referee. With time and getting to know one another better it either gets better ... or worse. The intent of this forum was to make it the online equivalent of the apres ski bar. I prefer the bars without the gorillas doing bouncer duty. If things get out of hand disrespect wise I depend on people using the flag button to report posts to the moderator team. Then we put the gorilla suits on.
I think I didn't understand that. I never thought of these forums as just chat rooms. I always felt a certain responsibility, because I thought of them as online resources to have opinions, information, and help recorded for posterity. There's some good stuff here, but eventually it gets so buried it's not useful. But, if it was never intended to be useful to other people then I guess there's really no big deal if there's nothing we're trying to accomplish. I guess it's all just me taking it too seriously.