- Oct 16, 2012
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- Fareham, Hampshire UK
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Lighten up a bit ... the reason the section was created origininally was because there were threads that, whilst they contained interesting posts, did sometimes degenerate into robust argument that did not look good in a public forum. Pesticides and Politics do generate a lot of emotion and Mark made the decision to 'hide' that section from public view - members who wish to see it are free to ask to be let in - there's no secret society or koudos ... all you have to do is request access.I'm not sure who's the more exasperated: you or me!
What a lot of Mumbo-jumbo, needing to ask permission to join! 'Lift the veil' - and maybe roll up the trouser leg....?
I was once invited to become a Mason - No way! - unlike my grandfather (a Unitarian minister of all things) and my father.
I think you are making more of it than there is .... it's there to allow people who want to argue pesticides and politics as much as they like without any fear that the forum will be viewed as somewhere that is 'unpleasant' in any way to potentially new members or those who really don't want to see or participate in such debate.
If you want to join in you can - if you don't - nobody is forcing you. Threads in that section rarely have much to contribute to beekeeping so you won't miss much.