In the past few days and weeks I have often logged on here to see a lot of negative comments. Often these are given out to people who have only just joined the forums and so do not know how it works. There are a few people who I obviously won’t mention here but I’m sure they know who they are who make comments which can be seen as discouraging to new users or in fact any user. I have been chatting to people in my VA and I’m not the only one who sees this. I would just like to point out to people that we have our amazing moderators @Carson @MishaCamp @Henrik who will intervene if required. Please try and refrain from saying. You can’t post this or something along those lines on the public channels. Simple notify a Mod using the flag symbol and if you want to send the user of the OP a PM. We want to encourage everyone here to stay and this should be a happy and encouraging place.
One place which this is also very relevant is Aircraft memes. No one cares if it’s been posted before. There are way over a thousand posts in there which people aren’t going to scroll through to check. If people didn’t post it’s been posted before then maybe there would be a few less posts!!
I know a Mod is going to close this and everyone is going to say it’s not needed etc. But I think it is and it serves as a reminder to people that the Mods are the only ones to close a topic so instead of making a user feel bad twice by you and a Mod saying they’ve done wrong let it happen once.