No. of Recommendations: 30
Today I let this board go. I have lurked frequently; posted rarely; recommended often. And then less often. And now rarely.

There was a time when both the tone of the posts and the content were substantive. Over the months, I have seen the quality or content of the posts diminish and the words, spirit, and tone have often become rude and demeaning. Words are often said that would never be said to another person publicly.

It is my belief that this board at one time served a very constructive purpose. Now, it generally seems to have become a place to complain or fuss about trivial, insignficant matters. Not only that, but it seems that the rules and boundaries of acceptable social interchange are out the window because a poster put up $30. As I grew up, my Dad often remarked, "everyone finds a dog to kick around."

Please don't misunderstand. I strongly believe in constructive input. But the crass gritching about everything little thing in life that disturbs a poster has caused me to unmark the board. Might it be time for the Fool to do the same?

Thanks to all who have offered suggestions in a helpful manner than have resulted in an improved product for me.


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