My thoughts on some of the latest happenings
Posted with Thunder’s permission
I’ve recently become aware of a few disturbing facts. One of which is the “recruiting” coming from mods here at Thunder’s- essentially telling the mods at PEForums to abandon PEForums and focus on Thunder’s. That’s terrible! I for one have never considered Thunder to be a competitior…on the contrary! He has always helped my when I needed it, and he still continues to do so from time to time. He was also one of the people who helped me get involved with the PEForums in the first place. I will always be forever grateful to him.
Double-talk, hearsay, and misinformation. It’s crap like this that has a lot of people jumping on the “Thunder’s VS PEforums” bandwagon. What a terrible thing for the PE community!
Some of these same mods may also be mods at PEforum. One or more mods are posting information from our mod/admin section to Thunder’s mod/admin section. If you’re one of the mods doing that, please don’t! If you have a problem with something going on in the PEForum, please PM or email me.
In the same vein, I keep seeing members here posting things like: “Thunder’s is the only ‘free’ forum” while bashing PEForums. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. That’s fine; but some of you may not realize that there is NO such thing as “free” with forums like Thunder’s or PEForum. Server costs, maintenance, tech issues, excess bandwidth charges, etc. All of those things cost MONEY! Somebody has to pay for that. Thunder’s supports his forum with the help of donations; I advertise. Before we had any advertising on PEForums, the expenses were coming out of my pocket! Either way, none of the members are being *forced* to *pay* anything there. The information there is still free.
About DLD: Some people think that I’m banning people left and right because of things that were being said about DLD. I have NOT banned anyone lately, except for a few suspicious new members with recorded troll email addies. I have DEFINITELY not banned any PEForum mods. Do I consider DLD to be a friend of mine? Yes. That does not mean that I will ban someone that gets on his case. If that were so, I would have banned a couple of the moderators and more than a few veteran members. I have always been more fair than that! I don’t like seeing that kind of stuff on the main forums because it does nothing but detract from the subject at hand- PE.
Just for the record, DLD and I have not done any sort of business together. In the future, if I decide to put links up to his site on the PEForums, it’s because he’s always been helpful to other members, and he’s been a good mod. If DLD and I do decide to do business on some level, it’ll be for those reasons. DLD has always respected PEForums, and that’s what I’m concerned with.
I hope that this clears a few things up.