I think the problems I've been seeing come from me not banning sooner. I think I need to be more diligent.
Having lots of opinions is what I want.
Having people oppress the opinions of others is what i don't want. And now I think I have done a bit of an oppressor-ectomy.
I fully expect that the path I take will be different than the path of that nearly everybody else would take if they were in my shoes. Of course, I have a massive track record for success in managing forums - so I tend to be even more arrogant than usual when it comes to how to best manage an on-line community.
I wish to build a community of people that like my stuff and the way I manage things. And for people that don't like my stuff and/or the way I manage things: well, they will be happier somewhere else.
Location: northern california, 50 miles inland from Mendocino, zone 7
posted 9 years ago
I think you could solve a lot of your problems by bringing back Emerson and starting a forum titled "Go debate it with Emerson and leave the rest of the forums alone!"
Seriously, I don't go to any other sites. This is the only one I have ever actively participated in.
Why would I want to spend a lot of time here with the idea to learn more and to help others learn more and then go searching for some other site to have a discussion about the validity of science with someone when that someone is right here?