I don't take it upon myself to start many threads, do a search on started threads by me and you won't find many recent ones. I just wanted to have a chance to give my thoughts on the latest FI rules: are you guys fucking crazy? Nothing says, "we don't care" then "you don't have permission to post in this thread". I don't know the train of thought that made this new ruling possible, but there are a whole lot of problems.
First off, never mind the two new admins. Never mind the new warning system that is supposedly to allow mods and admins to punish member with but a few key strokes. NEVER MIND DYNTHEOS's EXPLICIT WARNING TO REMOVE ACCESS TO MEMBERS THAT SPAM THIS FORUM! Apparently these tools were not sufficient to deal with a problem that I could not see becoming one.
Secondly, by removing access to the basic members of the community you enhance the appearance of a harsh administration run by only those on the "inside". Not all Senior members are helpful and quiet a few have gotten away with things that members could not, I would have like to have posted that in this thread, but I could not because of the lock out! Now there is an elite group of people (Senior Members) on the inside that are the only ones that can "help" or "contribute" to FI discussions. I don't like this since it leaves members like me out in the cold having to watch a system move forward and not being able to response through appropriate channels.
Thirdly, normal members do not readily read the stickies as most Experienced Member, Senior Members, Mods, and Admins should know. You end up making the FI more messy since you will get threads with subject like, "I couldn't post in that thread so I started a new one", or "my response to post X in thread Y by member Z". You now run the risk of having parallel discussion by separate members covering the EXACT SAME GROUNDS AS EACH OTHER!
Fourthly, normal members do contribute to this forum. For example, I would have like to post a good idea I just had in the Reorts and Warning Thread now I cannot do such a thing; instead I have to sit on my suggesting or disregard it completely. By punishing everyone for the sins of a few you remove a large portion of the bad, but also remove the ability for the few good potential Senior Members to contribute to the system! I would like to have the opportunity to contribute my ideas to the discussion in FI, but with one broad sweeping stroke the Administration has locked me, a tolerated member, out of other peoples' threads. I thought I had proven myself worthy of posting my ideas and opinions in FI?
Lastly, though I don't think I am done by far but this will wrap up this post, this is a bit like driving a nail with a wrecking ball. It has no finesse nor does it seem like it was made in the proper judgement that I expected the Administration to have. If you Admins and Mods are tired of closing threads and sending PMs to the offending persons for spaming the FI make me an Admin or Mod with enough power to do it for you. I would be happy to volunteer what little time I have away from work to keep this system open to all members of the community not just the original post, Senior Members, and the Administration. I don't think this is how the boards should be.