I hope you'll take the beach metaphor in same harmless spirit in which I apply it.TheBeatles wrote:I've only been a member coming up to a year.
So could any of our more long standing members say whether the problems seem to be getting worse or more frequent.
Could the forum be a victim of its own success, perhaps.
The tide goes out and.... the tide comes back in again. Do we currently have s pate of storm tides bringing in lots of things we don't want deposited on out bit of sand? No, I don't think we do have an increasing problem.
It is quite possible to overthink this issue and point towards rising costs at EBay or increasing numbers of CW sales causing an increase in the number of "speculative" watch flipping here: I don't think so.
Do we have an increase in new members? Well, it feels like it a little bit but maybe that's just the nature of net fora': you notice the posters but you don't notice those who don't post. I occasionally wander way and after a couple of weeks come back again: usually that's just a function of what else I have going on in the real world.
The Mods can say whether they have more work these days or not and, magically, here we are:-
We now have a CW Enthusiast page on Facebook which gives increased exposure and there or here there's always going to be someone who pushes things beyond what is acceptable or appropriate.downer wrote:There are very few problems on this forum. We review the first few posts of every new member and that enables us to weed out the obvious spammers. For sure, the biggest issue is the guys who join only for the sales corner and try to speed their way to access. That's annoying, but we usually spot it and encourage them to slow down. If we had a time limit as well as a post limit, I think we would eradicate the problem.
As for this particular chap and his repeated attempts to join, I think we have enough checks and balances in place.