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    Thanks HF Moderators

    I know there's occasionally (although not often) someone upset with how the forums here are moderated. I'm definitely not one of them.

    I've been visiting and posting more frequently at BackpackingLight.com recently as I continue lightening my pack and evaluate my non-hammock gear for when I have to go to ground occasionally.

    While parts of BPL have great content and some great community members, its forums are nowhere near the quality found here.

    A simple example - a 21 page thread created in just five days. It's all around a single member's experience with a cottage vendor that spun WAY out of control. While I believe the original post would have been allowed here, the onslaught of ridiculing comments - from both sides of the argument - would certainly not have been. As I read through parts (I couldn't force myself to read through even a quarter of them), I was reminded and saddened of the kind of behaviors folks sometimes exhibit online.

    A HUGE thanks to the moderators and rules set forth here. They, and the wonderful members, make this one of the best overall forums on the web (and certainly the best outdoor-related forum).
    Last edited by breyman; 06-04-2013 at 21:10.
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    Senior Member mangus7175's Avatar
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    I've been following that thread as well...sad but entertaining.

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    Definitely one of the appeals to HF - a nice balance of content control without governing good debate and allowance for sarcasm/humor.

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    I agree that you can't beat HF moderators!!

    There are many sites that have great information about a subject, but I'm not willing to wade through all the garbage to find it. I've been at BPL for over 10 years, and in general it stays reasonably civil and there is a wealth of knowledge.

    There are a couple of fly fishing forums that are both informative and friendly, and then there are some that should be called hunting forums because of the way they take aim at their target (newbies).
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    I know there's sometimes folks upset with how the forums here are moderated.
    A HUGE thanks to the moderators and rules set forth here. They, and the wonderful members, make this one of the best overall forums on the web (and certainly the best outdoor-related forum).

    I'm thankful I have not noticed anyone upset on here. I'm a member of a cooking forum and sometimes it gets down right ugly. I really don't get why. It seems dysfunctional to argue on a computer. Most of them have never even met. Kinda reminds me of truck drivers hiding behind cb radios and taking jabs at others.
    What ever they are doing here, I agree with ya...it's working. I've enjoyed my stay so far and have learned alot.

    Thanks ya'll
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I agree that you can't beat HF moderators!!
    You can, but I'm pretty certain you'd need a REALLY long stick.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
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    HF Mods rock. They have been very helpful to me the few times I needed some assistance. I also appreciate their gentle but firm control of the forum. It is not an easy job- in fact it us usually thankless. Well--- it is thankless no more.
    THANK YOU ALL!
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    Re: Thanks HF Moderators

    Quote Originally Posted by FBG View Post
    You can, but I'm pretty certain you'd need a REALLY long stick.
    We're a pretty quick bunch... you'd need to be fast or sneaky... oh... and Jeff is well trained.... I think you'd get hit with your own stick..

    And we do what we do because we like giving back. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I agree that you can't beat HF moderators!!
    Amen! The mods do a great job.
    "I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul." -- Sigurd Olson

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