I've been into this hobby for almost 10 years now(wow time flies!), and have decided finally to register on BLF (and not just lurk) after witnessing all the horror and snobbery on the other site. The user community at CPF is mostly fantastic but I could never support a site whose admin are so unbelievably rude. The mind boggles at how admin can treat members both brand new and seasoned with such abuse, and still have their actions defended by certain members. It's absolutely ASTONISHING to me that members think that admin is doing them a favour by allowing them to post on the forum!! It's a site owners dream!! not only do you have a following of people that regularly post on your site, bringing in more search traffic and earning you money, you can also slap them around while taking a royal dump on them and they'll thank you for it!!! How fantastic...
Sorry for the rant in my first post, but it was a long time coming.
Hi Hal. And welcome. I know the feeling oh too well about the CPF and its admin. You won't get that here. They actually do care about their members here and treat them with respect. I admire that here. A great bunch of folks here that are a lot more friendly and will help you. And they aren't jerks about it when they do.
I think of CPF as a wonderful library, full of amazing content. But as soon as you step in the door you get verbally abused by anyone that hears your comment or question. Best just to keep your mouth shut there, read the content you need, and move on.
Sad, but that's the reality. Even if you don't say a work, you still have to witness others being slapped around, its a strange place indeed.