I've been a member on The Miniatures Page since 2002, supporting and not supporting, but I've decided to part company with that forum. Don't get me wrong, I believe it's a useful resource for our niche hobby, but times change, and so did TMP
The past few years have kept me busy and I've spent less time there with more commitments required to school. However, there were more boards and more non-miniature related shenanigans going on which I found annoying. Some of them I enjoyed-any talk about music or movies usually gets me blathering. But there also seemed to be more of an edge to the posting, more needless nastiness that seemed unwarranted. Sort of like American politics without the destruct button.
The last straw for me, however was the harassment of a member through polls and in posts that I felt was completely unwarranted. When the actions continued and reached their inevitable and ugly climax, I expressed my views in the forums and contacted the editor directly. It was clear that this behavior of baiting and harassment was okay, and that was all I needed to be persuaded my time at TMP was over.
TMP wasn't always this way. I've watched the editor ban others who were a pain. I've seen him ban those who harassed him. I've always believed him to be a fair and considerate person, but this latest issue leaves me with a different view. I've been a school teacher too long to condone such behavior with my support. We're done here.
Note: I've decided to backtrack on my decision to boycott TMP just a bit. I have determined to post on blogs of war when I have something of significance to share, but I'm staying out of the forums.
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