I've received tremendous feedback, both good and bad about some current activity on our forum. It was basically about 1 member and I'm sure most of you know the story. That's thankfully history now so let's all move on with our audio lives.
First of all...look, if you're a new or prospective member, please don't let that unfortunate situation deter you from posting nor from joining our forum. This is a great community and we welcome everyone to contribute and share their knowledge here. With any open user forum, you eventually experience a disruptive situation. The Polk staff does their best to diffuse these things quickly but sometimes it takes a little longer.
If you're a long term member, and were a party to the recent events, of which I'm sure you could include me....you need to chill out. If there's a serious problem, it will be dealt with ASAP. PM the moderators, Russman or myself...or go straight to the pimp daddy, Justin. Russ and I have to follow a certain protocol as at-large moderators, as we should, so if you're unhappy with our response....send it up the chain of command.
SPAM will immediately be dealt with as it occurs. We treat all members the same way in regards to the forums rules. Personally, unless someone PM's me with a complaint or concern, I let most things ride...including language and small disagreements. If the forum was policed from top to bottom, it wouldn't be fun anymore. If you have issues or concerns, PM the staff, seriously.
If you take issue with a particular member, talk it out as best you can and find a resolution. This resolution may be to put the member on ignore, and it's like they never existed at that point.
Aside from the occasional weirdo, this forum is the best one I participate in, and I have to surf ALOT of them.
We can't have this stuff happen again and that's not just from me, as an active member, that's from Polk.
This is a great place, don't fall into the trap that the forum troll sets. It's counterproductive to our reason for being here and to the health of our forum.
If you have a positive comment for our lurking current and/or new members, please feel free to post it. Club Polk rulez!