Well it spins away the odd half hour or so when things are quiet
As much as I agree with the objective & sympathise with the frustrations, it is what it is.
I’ve dialled in & out of this joint for nearly 5 years now & a few likeminded souls over on 16 candles have made sporadic appearances between 5 & 10 years. They wouldn’t get drawn into debates or discussions about how best to operate, manage & police the forum back then & they won’t now. It’s been tried before to no avail.
If/when there’s a need to intervene they’ll do so & issue a short statement explaining why, which usually revolves around protracted & escalating conflict, often involving some whack job of a guru or his disciples. They’ll also act quickly to blanket mass spammers who occasionally pop up out of no-where, but apart from that they’ll tend to allow the place to self-moderate until they need to step in.
There are pros & cons to that stance, but generally it works well. I’ve been involved in my fair share of those guru conflicts over the years & I must say they’re mighty tolerant majority of the time. I’d have banned me more than once if I’d been them, lol.
But I’ll give them credit where it’s due…they’re firm but fair & generally they know whose legging who!
In my (& others) experience they’ll usually weed out the culprits eventually & let the members chase most of them out the door themselves.
It’s a pretty thankless task if you ask me because you’re attempting to balance a varied diet of personalities, experience levels, attitudes & principles. What suits one individual won’t suit another & they have to juggle all points of view & side with what they feel works for the majority most of the time.
Sure, they occasionally get it wrong & rub some up the wrong way by their apparent lethargy, but the site has been jogging along for 10 years without too many landmines exploding.
If they’re not responding to this issue then I guess you have to assume it doesn’t rate as one of their priorities for the time being.
I guess if folks don’t like their stance they have 2 choices.
Will the site suffer if more established members move on?
Maybe, but that’s the risk they take & are probably prepared to.