Originally Posted by Mr. Black
I don't believe in debateless forums. Debating things is another tool to learn. When you take that away you end up with a lot of people saying things they don't always mean. In other words, you get responses like, oh that's nifty, cool, and awesome. Instead of people speaking what is really on their mind.
I agree that folks need to be able to discuss a variety of topics. The issue here is that all kinds of folks own Forest River RV's and so we have some rules. They're not really very restrictive but are designed to keep discussions collegial - NICE. Posts about politics and religion are a particular problem as we are a diverse community and so we have asked members to step carefully around those topics. There are lots of place on the internet to discuss those topics but somehow an RV board doesn't seem like the right venue.
Andy, if you feel the need to ban me for voicing my opinion, I certianly understand, it would be the first time I have ever been banned in 15 years and over 30 board memberships.
I'm not sure what that's all about. There's no banning going on for voicing a dissenting opinion so long as it's topical and polite. We have rules.
They are pretty simple; be nice, don't spam, don't speak ill of others, no adult content.. simple stuff.
One final thing - you can use the report button to report a problem posts. Members are really great about doing this and it makes keeping spam and other problems to a dull roar. Really this is OUR community. Members make it what it is and can set the tone. My personal hope is that it's a welcoming one for all forest river owners. It should be easy, after all - it's about a fun topic - camping!