Time to Move On

I’ve been a regular participant in the online forum over at the Oak Ridger, but no more.

The forum had such potential to be an arena for discussion of issues, both local and national.  Many local political leaders are computer-savvy enough to participate, though few have — mostly because the anonymity can be a little disconcerting.  I’ve found it useful to learn what people are thinking about in regard to the school system and city matters, and to respond where there have been unfounded rumors.

Unfortunately, the board has become dominated in recent months by a few people who seem to have a specific agenda, and not a nice one.  It’s gotten personal.  Daco has abandoned the forum, as has Jacket and probably ORHS73 — I loved arguing with those fellas over a variety of issues, but always respected their viewpoints, expertise, and style.

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get Daco blogging.  That would be a good one.

Merry Christmas and happy (belated) Hanukkah to all!

10 Responses to “Time to Move On”

  1. on 25 Dec 2006 at 9:40 am Joel

    Daco blogging? Woot!

  2. on 25 Dec 2006 at 11:28 am Jacket

    Ye ha, put daco on the blog list for Christmas next year.

    The forums have become a boor, and a gossip hive. Looking for better. Have found a little better. Still lurk but it just is not as fun.

  3. on 26 Dec 2006 at 8:17 am AT

    Yeah, I forsook those parts many moons ago, and then tried again for a week, and then did a double forsook. Or something.

  4. on 26 Dec 2006 at 8:48 am daco

    Yep movin’ on. I still lurk for the purpose of deleting any of my posts that these morons dredge up that I haven’t deleted yet. They are my words and I want em’ back.

  5. on 26 Dec 2006 at 10:23 am Joel

    Planning on recycling them, daco?

  6. on 26 Dec 2006 at 1:38 pm daco

    Na no plans for them at all Joel, and I can understand why some might think that it is childish for me to delete all of my old posts.

    It is the only real protest that I can make for the way that I see the message board being run.
    Many may disagree with me, but my opinion is that Chris has allowed the board to be hijacked and he is either too lazy or too stupid or too apathetic to correct the situation.

    As one of the hijackers is infamous for….”Solomente mi opinion. فقط رأيي. Juste mon avis. Как раз мое мнение. Gerade meine Meinung…”

  7. on 26 Dec 2006 at 9:47 pm Jacket

    I’m with daco on this one. While it doesn’t matter to me what has been written by me on those forums, I will not be deleting anymore posts. Although I agree it could be a good idea as a form of protests.

    I have found the forum fun and informative until lately when the members with an agenda that is both unstated and unclear but abundantly evident began to post.

    Those members appear to have a axe to grind with the ORS System and the board member that ownes this site. They have failed state their problem and make their case. Their tactics have been simple harrassment w/o reason. That usually gets one no where, as it has in this case.

  8. on 26 Dec 2006 at 9:48 pm Jacket

    Please forgive typos and errors, it is a good holiday. 😉

  9. on 28 Dec 2006 at 3:26 pm OR Reader

    As a longtime lurker at Oak Ridger Forums, I have to agree with you about your decision to move on. Your posts have been friendly, timely, informative and much appreciated. A major disappointment is that OR Forums has been hijacked by 3 folks with childish and lazy agendas. No one, including yourself, should not be subject to such abusive behavior.
    Keep up the good work and may 2007 be a great year for you & your family!

  10. on 29 Dec 2006 at 7:46 am Citizen Netmom » Winding Down

    […] After being out of town for the week before Christmas, then the flurry of activity for the holiday followed by a houseguest for a few days, my corner of the world has been quiet for a few hours; I slept for eleven of them.  During the busy part, I also cut off my participation at the Oak Ridger forums — not because I can’t hang with a good argument, but because the most basic rules no longer apply. […]

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