donskar wrote:richard_leeds wrote:
Also hand out suspensions for member who persistently fail to add anything to a conversation. I'm talking of the inane posts that say "the boss is going to nail it this race". Some people can't even get the name right, let alone make any objective comment using the facts to hand.
Richard's first point (which I did not include for clarity) may be a bit over the top. However, I totally support his second point (quoted above). And I continue to believe our moderators have a terribly difficult job and handle it extremely well. Finally, I hope the moderators will focus on the fact that some of our best members have left because (IMO) of the low quality of some threads. I'd rather read and learn from threads too complex for me to contribute to rather than have no technical threads because our technical members have left.
Hear hear. There is some total fan boy rubbish on this site (which I must admit to contributing to occasionally). The site's changed even in the short time I've been a member and it's changed for the worse. The technical side has reduced and the fan boy stuff increased and the site is poorer for it.
I think suspensions of repeat offenders should be welcomed. Also, I wonder if a new member should have to get their first few threads (not comments, just new threads) moderated before they're allowed on to the thread list. That way we might stop people who join the site and immediately start a "Driver X is a dick" type thread.