I came to this site, after seeing various links to things here over time, to see what the ‘other side’ thought, to better understand, to try and get a different perspective, and so on.
One would _think_ that an open/inclusive group would welcome newcomers with (possibly) differing viewpoints from theirs.
Overall, this is not what I have found. In short, I found a private members-only club, an echo chamber for a large part, with users ‘stalking’ me, just to comment on my specific posts. A fairly large number of posts have disappeared also.
If the most recent past-president (see I don’t even like his name either) has shown us one thing it’s that an echo chamber is very bad. We _all_ need other viewpoints, full information, accurate information, and to be receptive to change.
Generally speaking, most of what I read here makes me think it was written by non-owners of businesses. Given that I am in the opposite crowd, I tried to offer viewpoints that could be helpful. This was not appreciated and was widely condemned.
I’m sure this post will get flamed out of existence, and while not ok, it will not be a surprise.