Originally Posted by Freedom Fighter
...personal pride is not important, honestly and integrity is ... everything else is secondary.
Quoted for truth.
Far too many yahoos (here and elsewhere) can only feel important by waving their e-peen in public.
People tend to forget the reality of ASC (well, as much "reality" as you can have online) - although it is one of the most popular airsoft discussion boards in North America, it isn't a democracy, nor, IMHO, should it be. No one is entitled
to be allowed to have their say here; rather, they get to have their say because they are tolerated by the moderators at the discretion of the site owner(s) who pay the bills.
I know some folks will readily scream "FASCISM!
" when confronted by this reality. I say those folks should go out and create their own website/d-board and run it any way they see fit, preferrably in a Marxist fashion where everything from news to reviews to game organization is done by committee for the benefit of the proletariate. Perhaps then they will appreciate the long, thankless hours that the moderators here put in for little or no reward and a handful of migranes.
Personally, I want to thank Alex and the rest of the moderating crew for the patience and restraint they've shown over the last 18 months or so, despite being "called out" in a show of e-peen waving by some of the membership of the board. Perhaps now is a time to loosen that restraint and continue to weed out those who feel they have the right to belong to this online community while contributing nothing positive to it.