The site is not owned or run by forest river. People are allowed to complain as long as they are doing so within the guidelines. People are allowed to post positively as well as long as it is within the guidelines. The mods do not see every post or every thread, that is an impossibility due to the size of the forums. We rely on members reporting posts that run afoul of site guidelines so that we can address it. The reporting member then gets to remain anonymous while your volunteer mods take the flack for handling it. The elitist thing is more referring to the multiple members of the berkshire forum hassling and belittling any member who does not currently own a Berkshire posting to this forum in an attempt to help. I understand that not all who post are an expert and some merely reiterate bad info they have read online. It is typically done by someone with good intentions. You may counter that and maybe educate both the OP and the member who doesn't know, but simply state your response and let it go instead of arguing.
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eone has to interpret these guidelines and how they apply to this forum. Ultimately it's up to our site moderators and administrator to make this decision. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please feel free to contact a moderator or administrator. Thanks to everyone for keeping the tone appropriate for a group of friends, at least the vast majority of the time. Please keep it up!
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