danboo... We agreed on an approach. Keep OT posts where they belong, and no one would get lectured... We agreed on an approach so the OT topics COULD be discussed, and yet no one wants to abide by them, so we can always go back to no OT posts, and we'll delete everything not related to cycling, running, triathlon subject matter.
bobswire: VN is run largely independently. of the main office, who by the way is staffed with individuals who live eat and breath the sports we cover.
If the forums have become a place of complaints that no one is happy with, then just stop posting. Plain and simple. We provide this service free of charge, as has been pointed out. We HAVE been listening to feedback, and HAVE removed the spam posts manually until we get a better spam filter in place. We establish certain criteria for where things get posted, which was run by the community BEFORE we implemented for feedback, and no one complained or said it was a bad idea. As someone once asked me.. Where were you when the page was blank. We're happy to take constructive suggestion and feedback, but complaining for the sake of complaining is not productive. If you'd like to continue the conversation please do so in PM.
MM: I appreciate the feedback, as always in trying to work on ideas to make things better !