As most of you have already guessed, I did not look at the board until this morning. Light moderation is something that many of you enjoy about this board and is something I have no intention of changing. Of course, light moderation requires self-control among the members, which is a hit and miss sort of thing.
It may not be apparent, but I have been trying to keep some of the personal attacks off the board and have had some success lately. My attempts have included contacting members and banning a few others. I plan to continue taking the behind the scenes, personal approach to keeping order and expect it to eventually pay off. Donít expect an overnight turn-around though, as this approach takes time.
Regarding the weekendís threads, I am still working my way through them, but have read enough to recognize the same old pattern; many of the usual suspects up to their usual behavior. It looks to me as though all sides of the arguments are to blame.
This boardís primary purpose is to build and support the hobby machining community. Fights like these only get in the way of this purpose and drive away newcomers. I donít mind some OT posts and I donít mind some disagreement, but the personal grudges have to go.
For those who have written to me through email or PM, I will not be able to respond to every message, but promise that they have all been read and I do pay attention to the suggestions I receive.