I am amazed, and saddened, at what has gone on in the other forum recently! Is this forum the Peoples Font of Judea or the Popular Peoples Front?
(A reference to the Life of Brian if you didn't know!)
Even if we do now have more active members than the BBKA forum.
It comes down to:
Banning members for saying "willy".
Good luck to us and to Biobee with his TBH forum,we are the future of uk beekeeping.
Its simple really,if you take money from chemical companies then use posters being offensive as a reason to ban half your forum who complain about the payment then you will lose members sooner or later.
Lets not pretend that the bottom line for the BBKA is not to have:
ALL BEEKEEPERS ON A GOVERMENT REGISTER
that is run by the bbka.
They dont just want your yearly subs and your right to free speach regards beekeeping,they want to control everything you do from buying nucs to treating bees to labeling your honey.
Be afraid,be very afraid!
Enough of the politics of beekeeping from me,we are all here to talk bees not argue about chemical companies and payments,we can leave that to other forums to explain.
At work there's a chap that's decent and mild-mannered and would'nt want to hurt a fly, let alone confront anyone. However when he writes an email, it comes over agressive - although he's trying to be awkward. I know this, some of our work colleagues don't, so tempers flare, for nothing more than a simple mis-understanding. A message that's taken to mean something it doesn't.
Some contributors to forums may enjoy winding others up, or may be rude. Some do it by accident like my work colleague. At the end of the day we all have views and opinions and we can - should - leave personal attacks and testosterone to one side and sensibly discuss the profession/hobby that brought us to the forum in the first place.
If someone wants a fight, please go elsewhere!
Re V8landy - would you like to look at his Avatar showing a 'male organ being held in someones hand? That s just pushing his luck too far, and apart from that 75% of his posts were not about beekeepeing. He would purposely try and disrupt a debate to which members were replying to.
So now do you think its a shame he got himself banned? I don't.