In the beginning, I made these forums because I was getting far too many questions via email. And forums are one way to resolve stuff. At the same time, I knew that there were some quick things I wanted to say and get feedback - and I knew that other forums might try to delete what I wanted to talk about. A lot of the things I want to talk about are just too .... weird, for most folks.
Weed control is a good example. I might want to talk about controlling hawkweed
, and in other forums I could get a deluge of people
telling me what to spray
. And when I say I don't wanna spray
, then I'm a dumbass lunatic, and my explanations are deleted because they are contrary to what somebody else said, and, therefore, a personal attack. I needed forums where I could control the deleting.
I want forums about agriculture, homesteading, eco
building, and all of the technical side of getting all of these things to work together. Something far beyond organic. So far beyond organic that not even one person would consider using a pesticide.
I want forums full of substance and light on fluff.
I want discussion that is lean on "stop being bad" and heavy on "here's how you make ...."
I am very nervous about discussion involving politics
or religion since I cannot help but think
it is gonna blow up into a hate fest.
There are folks that wanna talk about social justice and "the way things outta be". While these are important things, I really hope there isn't a lot of that discussed here. I would much rather see discussions about horticulture, root
cellars and animal husbandry.
I suppose there are lots of folks that love, love, love to talk about this other stuff all the time. And I would like to think that there are heaps of places on the internet already available to talk about that sort of thing. And if there isn't, I hope folks start a new forum.
I suppose that if a person writes a hundred posts about the things I like and then three or four about things I don't like, I don't mind. But if a person writes nothing about what I like and writes a hundred posts about things I don't like, then I think this forum is not really a fit for that person.
I'm putting a lot of time and money in a feeble attempt to nurture something rather specific. I think there are a few people are really keen on the exact same thing. And for each one of those people, I suspect that there are a thousand people that want something different.
Are there ten people that can respond to this thread
and wholeheatedly say that they understand exactly where I am coming from and they want exactly the same thing I want?