Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
I just trying to put out solutions to end this "who's smarter than who" because there clearly isn't anything that's working. Something has to be done because the reputation of this forum is at stake here, no ones going to want to join or stick with a forum full of drama. There needs to be a way to weed out the trolls, those who post bad information etc. There needs to be a way for new members to know who to trust. Starting out with fish is hard, overwhelming and crazy at best. To have an effective forum, you need to cater new members as well cause honestly, there's no fun in a forum with 100 of the same members day in and day out. Having 40 people toss 20 different things at you when you're new is... not cool. I can't tell you how many nights I wanted to smash the hell out of my tanks and say to fiddle sticks with it all because people on forums frustrated me to the point where having fish was a pain in the behind, not enjoyable. This is a community, not a library and certainly not a gathering place for those who are accepted by the accepted. Find a way to make information easy, accurate and give new members ways to know who to trust. It's a delicate line we walk when it comes to caring and treating LIVE ANIMALS. I mean this would be different if it was a game forum, but these are people's pets, living things.
I mean, I'm far past this. I know now who to trust and who to laugh off, and I don't post about it to cause drama. I say thank you very muchly for your advice and then I choose what I want to use. No one is none the wiser lol
I think a lot of older members are getting frustrated too, and I mean older as in here longer.
What your suggesting as a form of electing "widely known and accepted as knowledgeable" .... who's the one who determines that? The mods? Or the forum as a whole? What would be your outlook on that?
And for the love of all that is Holy.. I want the old Banicks back. *stomps feet*