Originally Posted by RSF5
Then your going to have a hard time surviving in the real world buddy, much less an online community. You need a thicker skin.
And I guess if I'm such a detrimental deterrent to new members posting, I'll be gone for a while.
Thanks to all the help you guys have given me over my time posting here.
Best of luck to all of you.
This talk of thick skin includes yourself. Do not let a little discipline within the system get the best of you. Everyone in this forum thinks that they own it, but in reality this forum is NOT owned by the users, it is owned by the administrators. Until we can get that through our heads, the administrators will continue to be harsh on everyone.
This forum is in need of a cleanup, and BAD. Scooter is simply making that point loud and clear, and anyone who has a problem with that is free to leave. There are about 30 prominent members on this forum who post, and that is IT. We have about 20 registrations a day and most of them post once (or not at all) and then are never seen again. That is a 20:0 ratio.
When it comes to resetting the post count, it is just a number people. Everyone puts so much emphasis on the post count, which in turn leaves people posting for nothing but more numbers. About 50% of the posts i see are nothing but a smiley, or a single line or word. "Awesome," "That's tight" etc. When the forum puts all of its emphasis on post count, it takes a substantial amount of the quality of the forum, and potential new members see that.
If we all just wipe away all our pride and let the administration do what it is here to do then we could really make something great out of this forum. I hope everyone can understand that.