I was just wondering it it would be a good idea to create a private sub-forum that only veteran members could access. This place has become very close to me, and thought that it would be nice to have a private section to share our deeper thoughts.
How about a Pay to access only? I have seen that on other forums, and it works pretty well. A onetime Donation to the site towards its operational expenses and you can be granted access. A tiered level system could be designed.
With all due respect Ryansoh3 (I'm a big fan of yours), I don't like the idea at all. BLF is a very special place to me too. One of the special things about it is that for the most part we are all equal here. A change like that could impact the whole culture that is now BLF. Even if I were allowed to be in the Veteran area, I would stay out here.
I think it would be a bad idea. It would tend to isolate and form clicks, which is something we don't want. I think the diversity here is what sets this forum apart, good and bad, it makes BLF what it is.
I'd like to see the ability for thread starters to moderate their own threads, that is, to delete irrelevant posts. That would be good for vendors and companies, or members that really don't want their threads to go off topic. Having a fee for this privilege would be fair.
Not a good idea in my opinion. One of the best things about this board to me is the diverse and inclusive community, which is what makes it stand out in a sea of similar sites. Also, it’s a web site, not a country club.
Only if the sub forum has really nice mahogany paneling . And really comfortable oversized leather chairs . And lots of musty old books lining every shelf . And pipe smoking only , no cigarettes , cigars or vaping . ( We could perhaps make a tobacco chewing area on a tree-shaded patio overlooking the lake ... ) A large sign on the wall that says " SILENCE IS GOLDEN " to remind everyone that this is a place of contemplation , of quiet repose . This would be a special place to nourish profundity and deep thinking .
We'll of course need to have a fairly steep annual fee to keep out undesirables as well .
I know some of my posts have been way off topic or confusing but with such a huge diverse amount of people with different personalities has solved many a problem not just for me but other members as well and 8 would hate to see it go the way of elitism like C#F .