WDW History nut
Are you posting off topic?Always a fan of the "You're welcome to leave." justification that defensive folks quickly jump to.
Here's the thing - the thread does not need to have daily posts when there's not progress going on -- and frankly, it SHOULDN'T. There's a gazillion other active threads on this site that any of these other conversations could be completely appropriate to take place in. This thread applies to none of that. And do what you will with your "If you don't like it, then just leave! MERICA!" juvenile logic, but at this point in a major project, a thread like this should be waiting to have conversation of "walls pushed back," "walls taken down," "soft opening watch," etc. Any one of those topics? Totally useful to find when I click on the Frozen ride thread. Any of the topics currently happening? Totally inappropriate for this thread.
Bottom line - this one is *not* a matter of opinion. If you disagree with my position, you are simply wrong. The rules of the forum (and common sense rules of any given discussion forum) could not be more clear. Posts should stay on topic. Disagreeing with me, frankly and I do not mean this to be hurtful, but recognize that being blunt sometimes has that effect regardless - means you are either blind to the truth, not willing to accept that truth or intentionally denying that truth in order to justify your own agenda. I get it. You want to paint me as "the villain" because I've called into question the quality of your holy moderators. This is a very simple yes or no question in which no one is entitled to a matter of opinion, because again, simply and honestly put it is black and white fact: Is talking about Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster or anything other than the Frozen ride in the specifically labeled Frozen ride thread on topic?
Are there multiple pages of completely off topic chatter in the Frozen ride thread?
Is, among other things, a prime responsibility of a discussion forum moderator to keep discussions on topic?
Are the moderators here doing that?
Vis-à-vis are the moderators here doing a good job?
See how easy that was? And it's not about hurting feelings. You can be a great person and be terrible at your job. Sometimes, it's more a matter of you don't even realize that you're not doing a good job. I'm a big believer of people need a chance to improve before you can truly hold them accountable for not improving. Without the feedback, you simply cannot reasonably expect them to do so. But what I'm not going to do is pretend that the literal plague that spreads across virtually every post on this forum (at least every post I've ever clicked, which is typically just around when something new is going to open) does not exist or is how the site is intended to be. I'm not going to sugar coat things. My motivation is not to hurt the moderators feelings - but frankly if their feelings are hurt then maybe they should take a step back and think about why. Clearly this problem is not a new one. Though my profile lists 2006, which, mind you on its own is a decade as a member of this site - I've actually been here since the start under a different user name before switching to this one ten years ago. This is not a new issue - but it has become a significantly worse issue than it was.
So Space Mountain Guy - want me to be your villain? Vilify me. My feelings could not possibly be less hurt in a situation like this one where my side of the fence is clearly correct and your side is clearly incorrect. There's no justification here. The moderators are wrong for allowing it to happen. You are wrong for enabling / supporting its continued happenings.
But here's what it boils down to -- I will continue to check the Frozen ride thread as the clear time for soft openings draws nearer, and I will continue to call out the off topic posts which are blatantly wasting my limited available time on this forum along the way. The moderators can either block me for requesting the forum follow its own clearly stated rules since day one - and thus prove I'm correct that they just don't care about the quality experience this once paramount site currently provides, or finally elect to do their jobs and ensure everyone on this forum is held to the same - fair - and proper standards -- and hopefully, and I really truly hope for this, prove me wrong and show they have the moxie to get things back to what it once was, always should have stayed and can easily become again.
And as for you, Space Mountain Guy - you clearly intend to remain part of the problem - and as such I want to tell you with respect that I'm now setting you to ignore. I will not continue to bicker with you and take things even further off topic. The situation needed to be addressed - and that's what I did. Please take it as the eye-opening reality of the state of the forum that it should be and be part of the solution moving forward - no longer part of the problem.