I hate to feel the need to write this, but it needs to be said:
I really want people to stop pissing shit all over these boards.
It makes all the people (including me) less likely to even bother taking the time to contribute to what could be excellent discussion. Not naming names... but those of you know who you are.
The point of these boards is to share experience and ask for other's experience... some of you need to grow up, you're running off all those people with years of experience, talent, and skills who would love to contribute but are fed up with stepping over the crap all over every topic.
Since I signed up, over half the engineers on this board have disappeared due to the riff-raff coming in and either pretending they know everything and never being open to learn, or shitting all over what could be meaningful discussion to bitch someone out they don't even know... it reminds me of this great xkcd cartoon... let me find that:
A great example... I have been active on these boards for over a year now, registered January of 2007. I only have 99 posts as of this posting. It isn't because I'm stupid -- I'm an Aerospace Engineer working at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics -- it's because I only contribute when I feel like I have meaningful information
to provide, or to ask a question that has not already been asked to learn. I READ TO LEARN about the vehicle and other's experiences and I POST TO CONTRIBUTE. I don't post to bash, hate, criticize, yell, make fun of, ridicule, etc...
Can we please get back meaningful posts? I think it's time for the mods to tighten down and get mean. It's plain embarrasing to have great people, like many employees at Cobb, CP-E, and other great sponsers (who probably don't have a lot of time to post), wade through our shit-ridden topics.
Let's get these boards back to the quality I remember. A topic should NEVER need locked -- enough is enough.