Hi Joe. I'm sorry if I didn't catch the relevance, and I should maybe have listened better. To me a discussion about current tolerance among specific people is not directly related. However, I'd be interested in how it fits into what the board will look like in the future.
"Ole Juul, rather than condemning some for not restricting their discussion to your understanding of the topic, why not re-state the topic as you understand it and ask the questions you think need to be answered?"
I felt like I did that 16 posts back. Hence (perhaps wrongly) I tried to make my point a little stronger. What I wrote is not the only interpretation of the topic, but I felt it was worth throwing out there for perhaps someone to improve upon. Here is what I quoted from the thread opener. I thought he summed up his query well with that.
Will Fly said: "So where will we all be in ten years' time - assuming we're still here - and what will Mudcat look like as the membership subtly changes? Was it all very "cosy" ten years ago - cosier and friendlier and more of a community than now - and, that's the case, will it be even less friendly and cosier in the future?"
My following comment reflected my idea of a way to look at that. I'd love to hear some other ways. There was a lady (sorry I can't see the name in this view) who started on a sociological take on the subject. I thought that was interesting, but she left the discussion.
"At one time, tolerance and good will were the rule here, and did not need to be enforced by moderation. That doesn't happen here much any more."
You probably have a good perspective on that. I haven't been around long enough to know. I could imagine that is what is happening on many boards. Nevertheless my own experience is that many communities are friendly, have their own culture, and provide a place to make friends. Just like the way it was at the beginning.