timothy wrote:I have used ExPatPeru over the past six years primarily just before making trips to the Andes. I use the forum to seek current and valid information and opinions regarding questions I might have about Peru. I would suspect that almost all new visitors arrive at this site for the same reason.
But what do they find these days? A plethora of nonsense and a site dominated by a few individuals with too much time on their hands and nothing of substance to offer. Individuals creating multiple monikers in order to pat themselves on their collective backs, and for the reason of harassment of other members both within the forum, and outside the forum with private messages.
Is Ironchief really playing all of these games, or is he just winding up others by claiming to do so? Is Alan really CC ? Is that why he would let a thread run and then put a 'lock' on it when he gets in a final insult?
Locking a thread? If any thread has offended the powers that be, then why not make the whole thing disappear and remove it in its entirety?
Has this forum evolved into nothing more than an internet game or some silly social media exchange ? Is the new goal of ExPatPeru quantity over quality ?
Hi Timothy (and the others who have responded). Sorry for my own late response. I have been traveling and with on-again-off-again access to the internet.
To answer your last question first, no the goal is not to become quantity over quality, but if you analyze your question, you bump into the crux of the problem: different people have different views about "quality". I have my own viewpoint, and I have expressed it here before, but that said, the underlying concept at work here is to allow this to be a vibrant community - not a pure reflection of my own vision of how things should or should not be. Check back six years (and tens of thousands) of posts ago and you will see that it wasn´t that much different then as it is now.
You ask why the post was locked and not deleted. Good question, and one that I should have clarified at the time. In the first place, posts like those are usually not allowed to stand, but in this case I could tell that there was some venting that needed to be done - but at some arbitrary point we need to move on, otherwise these discussion deteriorate into flame warms. Posts can be deleted straight away, locked and then deleted (so people can refer to them if they want to PM me), or sometimes locked and left to stand.
And whether "is Alan really CC?"
Of course not, but I sure wish I had that kind of time on my hands!
Anyway, thanks for the remarks. Please PM me if you have further concerns. Now that I am back in Lima, I will spend a bit of time trying sort this out.