That forum had degraded to “Hot or Not.” Rather than stop the nonsense, they are encouraging it.
I predict in one year that no one who seriously trains will be on the forums. (Other than people who are paid to be on the forums, of course.)
I’m really beginning to favor a paid subscription membership for posting rights. I’m not beyond being talked out of it, but they could leave everything open and read only for everybody and non members could have their membership included with an order.
People who actually give a shit will join, and maybe in much higher numbers than they think while disruptive casual types/trolls will be unable to do their thing without parting with a bit o cash which most will not do.
Anybody who can afford a computer at all can afford 20 bucks a year for posting rights.
I would be elated for someone to propose any other solution while the site remains completely free, but I don’t see it.
EDIT: this would also take care of the specter of who is or isn’t legit in their desire to express their views here. Everybody able to post would be a paying member, not just regular Biotest buyers. This isn’t even to mention the fact that the site would make some money.[/quote]
I second this proposal. Even a nominal fee of $5/year would filter out about 90% of the trolls. I’ve seen other sites do this.