Sorry for the delay in answering, I was in the shop tearing down a Genesis 2-8-2 for a repaint.. Been awhile so I had to find all the screws again ..dthurman said:You know Jeff you bring up an interesting point that I overlooked by all this. The troll attack was one thing, and I can see some upset things being taken care of, but if you are referring to the Walthers/LifeLike/Walmart topic and how it did get a little heated, I wonder if this is what Terry was talking about. WE ALL KNOW that Walthers is big in their town as it relates to MR and also Kalmbach. Maybe they are worried the heat of the topic may make Walthers mad. Terry did jump in on that topic. Also the reviews of products is always pretty nice to the product and the company. Maybe with all that free speech we were doing ruffled more then an anger over trolls, and we all know how when a topic is hot, like the religion thread, then the troll thread posted by MR staff how both got wiped after it generated a firestorm.
It would have, true. A lot of good modelers there filling those voids though.. I see some of them are here..One other item I noticed, and I don't frequent the Garden forum, or most of the others, besides the Train one, it seems the moderators participate with the posters, as were the MR forum, I hardly ever say any polls or questions presented. You know something that would have been smart on their part, was to have Tony Koester, Andy S, Lionel Strang (sp) post a how to on the forums, think of what that would have meant as a gesture of good will.
Sorry started getting carried away... I will turn around and operate my trains...
Railphotog said:Howdy! Another MR forum refugee here, or should I say "displaced person"? You'll note I actually joined this forum back in June, but never did get around to following it until now. Thanks Kalmbach!
While I've been on the MR forum for a while (1400+ posts), I seemed to be getting a lot less satisfaction and/or interest in the past while. Way too many silly and unecessary polls, they are neverending. Like how many times do we need to hear "What is your favorite engine....car.... railroad...." whatever?
Sunday morning and the Atlas forum is down too. Whazzup here? Are they all falling like dominoes?
I find that the posts on the MR forum that are critical of the magazine could be taken by management possibly as constructive feedback to what they are doing. But maybe Kalmbach is so institutionalized these days (their only goal is to make more money at any cost), they aren't capable of taking criticism. The recent thread about their product reviews being more or less useless was one, but I doubt if they would change for fear of losing advertisers.
Anyway I'm still trying to figure my way around these forums, there's so much to see!
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