Generally, I try not to be opinionated in the member forums. However, I have to question the members who voted for non-av's
If the non-aviation forum bothers you so much, why do you insist on browsing through all the topics and/or reading all the posts? After all, the only way to know ?how bad non-aviation has become? is by visiting it and reading the posts. Surly, if a topic seems objectionable or petty you would opt to skip it and move on to a topic which seems more to your standards... or, avoid the non-aviation forum all together. Contrary to some member?s opinions, arguments can be found on other forums, also. Read any good A vs B threads lately?
I do realize when people are charged money in exchange for a membership those people now have a say in what kind of content their money buys. However, I did a little poll of my own and noticed that most of the members who explained their decision for voting to delete the non-aviation forum are (like myself) regular, non-paying members - Roughly 80% of you. Now, I know my calculation may be unscientific, but, I wonder how close does my observation reflect the actual poll. Also, what measures (if any) are there to ensure each member only votes once... to keep things fair.
I am in no way trivialize non-paying members' desire to belong to this community. I also realize that many non-paying members have been frequenting this website for a very long time... Long enough to avoid the mandatory payment requirement. Yes, everyone is welcome to become a member. However, if you're not paying to influence the input, well... I think you should either accept the fact that there's going to be stuff in these forums you won?t like, or, you should find ways to avoid them.
I vote we keep non-av
, but, everyone must adhere to the policies or risk having their membership revoked.