|Ad Forum Closed...|
Message #1 Posted by thibaut.be on 2 June 2002, 4:33 a.m.
... this is the reward...
Well, 1st of all and feremost, I want to thank Dave for the wonderful job he did and is doing, and for having built a wonderful community where I made several friends. And this totally free of charge.
Without this my collection wouldn't have been as good as it is.
One of the reasons I love to come here is that the people are *really* friendly, moderate, helpful, positive and constructive. I really do mean this. For example, Johnny informed everybody that 42S replacements were available ont he HP parts website, what I really want to thank : he enabled so many of us to get one of the last of these babies.
Dave, as site-owner and hence moderator, hardly gets into discussions and this is something I truly appreciate : On many sites the web owner considers himslef as a god and because of his permissions is able to get the final word. Dave certainly does npt abuse of his rights.
I guess taht the MoHPC site is currently paying ransom for its success : many and many more people are joining our community, what is of course positive, but maybe from time to time bad internet habits arise.
To be very honest I haven't read the all litigeous thread. For one reason : it was too long and too boring. I don't want to have an opinion about this but the main point is that courtesy rules should be applied on the AD forum.
And because someone, certainly respectful and asset to our community by his knowledge didn't want to recognize his slight misuse of the forum, and instead of writing "OK, I'll consider these remarks" wrote a long book to justify his behaviour, including insults to people of this community, the result is that the Ad forum is closed.
What we have to do now, in a constructive mind, is forget about all this and maybe set up some courtesy rules. Here are mine, that I've applied since a long time :
- never the same (or similar) ad twice in a week
- grouping the items
- if remaining items after a few ads, -> ebay. Though, and you can check my activity on ebay, I seldom use
- no too long ads. Link to your own website page for details, pictures, ... In that concern I would ask Dave to enbale formatting rules such as existing ones in this forum.
Long life to MoHPC website, and long life to the ad forum, which is one of the best ways to continue maintaining our collections.